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Brownbag Series

Upcoming Speakers

Sharra Vostral

Friday October 7, 2011

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. 107A English Building

“Organisms & Objects: The Technological Health Crisis of Toxic Shock Syndrome & Rely Tampons”

Description: How did tampons become associated with Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS)? This talk examines factors leading to the identification of TSS and the role played by Rely tampons. The concept of biologically incompatible technology will be used to explain the complicated relationship of constituent bacteria, women’s menstrual cycles, and a reactive technology.


Brendesha Tynes

Friday December 2, 2011

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. 107A English Building

“A Longitudinal Study of Online Racial Discrimination: Research Design, Meathods and Preliminary Design”


Description: Forthcoming.


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