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The Queered Science & Technology Center (QSTC) at the University of California, Los Angeles focuses on new frameworks that address overarching issues of diversity and critical representation in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) through queer, radical feminist, and black analyses of the impact of science & technology in society. The QSTC employs these critical frameworks to destabilize sexual, gendered, racialized, anthropocentric, and able-bodies logics and hierarchies in challenging and rethinking knowledge production, as a scientific exercise and introduces new methodological resources for critical interdisciplinarity in traditional STEM studies. 

The QSTC is partnered with non-profit academic, public, and private institutions, and works collaboratively with county and state, and federal-level sponsored programs tailored to promote equity in STEM fields through action in distinct areas of sciences and engineering. The Center also supports the recruitment of outstanding faculty, staff, and students;  a diverse intellectual and educational community; research in STEM education; fostering new interdisciplinary connections across campus; and the empowerment of (future) STEM workforce, particularly those from underrepresented backgrounds, to affect social change that is representative of the public’s interests. 

Queered Science and Technology Center

There are 16 publications in this collection, published between 2022 and 2024.
Recent Work (16)

Towards Building an Equitable Internet: Surveying Digital Personhood within Patriarchy

The internet has had profound effects on our culture, including by enabling the creation of digital personhood. Taking personhood in both the colloquial sense and  with sovereignty and property in Imani Perry’s trio of patriarchy, digital personhood can improve upon real-life cultures yet largely mirrors the power dynamics of real-life patriarchy. In exploring how internet users relate to digital technology and how corporate control over the digital realm has solidified, the necessity and possibility of building a more communally-focused, power-aware internet becomes clear.

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