News & Research Updates

"Learning languge in Vivo" Marisa Casillas (CISSR 23-24 Faculty Research Fellow) Assistant Professor, Comparative Human Development

"More than a Number: Aging Leaders in International Politics" Austin Carson (CISSR 20-21 Faculty Research Fellow) Associate Professor, Political Science

"Regulating humanity's impact on the earth: The promise of transnational environmental law" Emily Webster (CISSR 18-19 Rudolph Field Research Fellow) PhD Candidate, History

"Legal History in the US and Latin America: Explaining a Methodological Divide" Juan L. Wilson (CISSR 22-23 Rudolph Field Research Fellow) PhD Candidate, History

"Suspending Nuclearity: Ecologics of Planting Seeds after the Nuclear Fallout in Fukushima, Japan" Hiroko Kumaki (CISSR 19-20 Dissertation Fellow) Dartmouth Fellow, Anthropology

"Placing Caste: Spatialization, Urban Segregation, and Musical Boundary-Making" Pranathi Diwakar (CISSR 19-20 Rudolph Field Research Fellow) Teaching Fellow, Social Sciences

"The War in Ukraine Will End With a Deal, Not a White Flag" Paul Poast (CISSR Faculty Board Member) Associate Professor, Political Science

"woman, life, freedom and the progressive academe" Maryam Alemzadeh (CISSR 17-18 Dissertation Fellow) Associate Professor, Oxford School of Global and Area Studies

"Op-Ed: What the insurrection in Brazil says about America's response to Trump" Susan Stokes (CISSR 22-23 Faculty Research Fellow) Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor, Political Science


Past News & Research Updates 



Prof. Karin Knorr Cetina - From Loving the Data to Loving Automation

On November 14, 2022, Karin Knorr Cetina, Otto Borchert Distinguished Service Professor of Anthropology, Sociology, and a 2020-21 CISSR Book Fellow, joined by Joshua Silver (UChicago Sociology), presented “From Loving the Data to Loving Automation: Epistemic Shifts in the Digital Age” as part of the Cultures & Knowledge Workshop Series at the Institute on the Formation of Knowledge (IFK). During the presentation, Prof. Knorr Cetina looks at how data became embedded in knowledge-making, particularly in the field of finance theory, with origins dating back to the 1860s and 1870s. Additionally, she explores the notion of “loving the data,” or the theory that epistemic culture around data is propelling a shift towards artificially intelligent science in many different fields and disciplines. Furthermore, she also discussed the transition to a new theory of measurement implied by the current attention to data. During the presentation, Joshua Silver shared insights from his fieldwork, focusing on the transformative impact of data and artificial intelligence on high-energy physics.