C.V. - Gwen D`Arcangelis

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Gwen S. D’Arcangelis
Email: [email protected]
EDUCATION
Ph.D., Women’s Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, 2009
Fields: feminist science studies, postcolonial science studies, empire and medicine
Specializations: feminist theory, transnational feminisms, media studies, cultural studies
Dissertation: “The Bio Scare: anthrax, smallpox, SARS, flu and post–9/11 U.S. Empire”
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1997
B.A., Biological Basis of Behavior (Physiology of Neural Systems); minor, Philosophy
CURRENT POSITION
Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2009 - current
Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology
Feminist Studies (Affiliated)
PUBLICATIONS
“Surveillance and Policing in U.S. Bioscience—producing transnational Others,” in Shifting
Positionalities: The Local and International Geo–Politics of Surveillance and Policing, edited by
María Amelia Viteri and Aaron Tobler, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009.
“Chinese chickens, ducks, pigs and humans, and the Technoscientific Discourses of Global U.S.
Empire,” in Tactical Biopolitics: Art, Activism, and Technoscience, edited by Beatriz da Costa and
Kavita Philip, Cambridge: MIT Press, 2008.
“Interview with Richard Lewontin” (with Beatriz da Costa and Kavita Philip), in Tactical
Biopolitics: Art, Activism, and Technoscience, edited by Beatriz da Costa and Kavita Philip,
Cambridge: MIT Press, 2008.
“Prison abolition in practice: The LEAD Project, the politics of healing, and ‘A New Way of Life’”
(with Shigematsu, Setsu and Melissa Burch), in Abolition NOW! Ten Years of Strategy and Struggle
Against the Prison Industrial Complex, edited by CR10 Publications Collective, Oakland: AK Press,
2008.
“Girls and Women in Science,” in UCLA Women’s Studies Newsletter, Spring 2004.
“Can Men be Feminists?” in UCLA Women’s Studies Newsletter, Spring 2003.
Op-Eds:
“‘Swine Flu’: Is the Scare Over?” in OpEdNews.com, May 18, 2009.
In progress:
“The War on (Bio)Terror and the Science of Violent Masculinity” [article]
SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
“The Stalling of the Smallpox Vaccination Program—gender, race and nation in post–9/11 U.S.
‘Biological Threat’ Discourse”
Society for the Social Studies of Science, Rotterdam, Netherlands, August 2008
“Microbial Citizenship in post–9/11 U.S. nation–State building” [session organizer]
National Women’s Studies Association, Cincinnati, OH, June 2008
“Bio–geographies of Asian/American Identity in a Post–9/11 Climate”
Association for Asian American Studies, Chicago, IL, April 2008
“Figuring the Microbe in Discourses on Terrorism and Disease”
Society for the Social Studies of Science, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, October 2007
“Surveillance and Policing in Bioscience”
Interrogating Diversity, American University, Washington, D.C., March 2007
VIDEO PRODUCTIONS
“Bollywood Ki Aurat” (with Khanum Shaikh, Sharmila Lodhia, Gitanjali Singh), 2003
13–minute documentary on depictions of women in Bollywood film
In progress:
“Toxics & Health in the First Five Years”, Communities for a Better Environment, Los Angeles:
environmental justice documentary
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
I. Humanities & Social Science Research
Professor Kavita Philip, UC Irvine, CA, June 2005 – September 2005
Graduate Student Researcher, conducted interviews (in Chinese and English) with the public in
Taiwan and China with regard to intellectual property rights; collected media articles concerning
intellectual property regulation and translated them from Chinese to English.
Caltech Precollege Science Initiative, Pasadena, CA, February 2004 – August 2004
Research Associate, interviewed 7th and 10th graders about their interest in science; conduct and
transcribe interviews, to understand why young people were less likely to go into science majors and
careers.
Discrimination Research Center, Berkeley, CA, April 2001 – July 2002
Testing Associate, monitored the employment practices of various industries; conducted preliminary
research on industries and employment procedures, wrote protocols and reports, performed data
analysis, assisted with conducting tests and improving experimental design.
II. Biological Science Research
Plant Cell Biology Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, CA, February 1999 – April 2001
Staff Research Associate, worked on 3–D data imaging of maize chromosomes for gene mapping;
used fluorescence in situ hybridization, inverted light microscope, and deconvolution software,
performed data analysis, and assisted with experimental design.
Circadian Rhythms Laboratory, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, October 1997 – February 1999
Research Assistant, worked on sleep deprivation experiment on mice designed to identify molecular
basis of the restorative properties of sleep; performed mouse implantation surgery, EEG/EMG
recording, sleep/wake state scoring, data analysis, and in situ hybridization.
Pharmacological Laboratory, Allegheny University, Philadelphia, PA, Summer 1996
Research Intern, performed independent research on role of particular serotonin receptors on satiety in
rats; specifically, worked with c–fos marker oncogene on brain.
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Women’s Studies Program, City College of San Francisco, Fall 2007, Fall 2008
Lecturer, Introduction to Women’s Studies: Feminism Demystified: team–taught introductory
class.
Women’s Studies Program, University of California, Los Angeles, Spring 2007
Teaching fellow, Feminist Studies of Science and Technology: designed and taught upper–level
departmental course.
Women’s Studies Program, University of California, Los Angeles, Fall 2003 – Spring 2005
Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Women’s Studies: led discussion sections for undergraduate
introductory class.
COMMUNITY SERVICE
Instructor, Girl Army, self–defense group for women and trans folks, Oakland, CA, 2006 – current
Workshop facilitator, Critical Resistance/New Way of Life, political education workshops for
formerly incarcerated women, Los Angeles, CA, September 2005 – 2006
Outreach Volunteer, Garment Worker Center, for Chinese garment workers, Los Angeles, CA,
September 2003 – September 2005
Workshop facilitator, Diversity Works Summer Program, anti-oppression training for youth in
Oakland, CA, June 2003 – August 2003
Counselor, Bay Area Women Against Rape, 24–hour rape crisis hotline, Oakland, CA, 2000 –2002
DISSERTATION ADVISORS
Carole Browner, Anthropology/Medicine, Culture and Health, UCLA
Kavita Philip, Women’s Studies, UC Irvine
Esha De, English/Women’s Studies, UCLA
Rachel Lee, English, UCLA
Chris Littleton, Law, UCLA
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