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Program Manager, Science, Technology and Society
BioDenise Geraci is the program manager for the Program in Science, Technology, and Society. Denise has long been interested in community-university partnerships, applied social science, public anthropology, and international education. Before joining STS in 2020, she worked for Stanford Global Studies, managing professional development programs for community college faculty interested in internationalizing curriculum. Denise received her PhD in anthropology from the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center, and spent over ten years conducting research, working, and studying in Latin American, primarily Mexico, Bolivia, and Guatemala. Her research interests include inequality in the global economy, migration, gender, caring labor, medical anthropology, and reproductive health. Her doctoral research focused on children who remain in Puebla, Mexico with other family members when their mothers leave to work in the US.
Academic Prog Prof 1, Science, Technology and Society
BioKyoko Sato is Associate Director of the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at Stanford University. Her research examines technoscientific governance in Japan and the United States. She is currently co-editing a collective volume (with Soraya Boudia and Bernadette Bensaude Vincent), Living in a Nuclear World: From Fukushima to Hiroshima, an interdisciplinary post-Fukushima reflection on the development of the global nuclear order. She has conducted fieldwork in various areas affected by nuclear technology (e.g., Fukushima, Hiroshima, Nagasaki; communities surrounding TMI, Hanford site, and other facilities; Church Rock) to examine the dynamics and relationships among global and national nuclear governance, expertise, and democratic citizenship. She is part of Comparative Covid Response, an on-going study on the pandemic response of 16 countries (led by Steve Hilgartner and Sheila Jasanoff). Her previous work examined interdisciplinary knowledge production in the United States and the politics of genetically modified food in France, Japan, and the United States. She has published in journals such as Science, Technology and Human Values; East Asian Science, Technology and Society; Theory and Society; and 科学技術社会論研究 (Journal of Science and Technology Studies; in Japanese) and book chapters on the Fukushima disaster both in English and in Japanese. She worked as a journalist in Tokyo before pursuing her PhD in sociology from Princeton University.
Dominique S Topps
Student Services Officer, Science, Technology and Society
BioDominique joined the STS team in July 2019 as the Student Services Officer. She earned her B.A. in English with a minor in Africana Studies from San Diego State University and her Master of Arts in Teaching from American University. After graduate school, she stayed in the DC area and taught 7th, 9th, and 12th grade Honors English in Silver Spring, Maryland. Dominique has worked one on one with students for nearly a decade and is passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion when it comes to education. She has mentored students as young as 12 and mature as 60 and believes her students have taught her just as much about life and the world as she has taught them. In her spare time, Dominique enjoys reading, brunch, anything Disney, and traveling to new places to further her appreciation of different cultures and customs.