Participants and Collaborators

Danya Glabau is a Visiting Industry Assistant Professor and Interim Director of the Science and Technology Studies program in the Department of Technology, Culture, and Society at NYU Tandon School of Engineering. Her work is centered in feminist STS and medical anthropology, including work on food allergies, medical activism, cyborgs and feminist cybercultures, and the digital health economy. Her book-in-progress, Reproducing Safety: Food Allergy Advocacy and the Politics of Care, examines how food allergy activism in the United States is shaped by norms of whiteness, femininity, and the nuclear family ideal. She has also been Faculty at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research since 2015 and is the Founder of Implosion Labs, an ethnography-driven research and consulting group. She received her Ph.D. from the Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS) at Cornell University. 
Elizabeth Chin is an anthropologist with a varied practice that includes experimental writing, performative scholarship, and community engagement. Since 2011 she has been Professor in the Media Design Practices MFA program at ArtCenter College of Design. She is the author, most recently, of My Life With Things: The Consumer Diaries (Duke University Press 2016), and has published widely here and there. Her PhD is from CUNY’s department of Anthropology. WakandaAAA University is a project of the Laboratory of Speculative Ethnology, which seeks to bring together the ethnographic rigor of anthropology with the material inventiveness and intentional energy of design. Social justice is at the core of all her work.