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To be Visible: Lighting Technologies, Race and the Performing Arts

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March 17, 2021 - 4:00pm
ONLINE-ONLY EVENT LIMITED TO STANFORD STUDENTS, FACULTY, AND STAFF. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED WITH A STANFORD EMAIL ADDRESS.

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Aileen Robinson is an Assistant Professor of Theater and Performance Studies at Stanford (TAPS).  Aileen received an Interdisciplinary PhD in Theatre and Drama from Northwestern University in 2016 and her A.B. in Literature from Harvard University.
 
Her current project explores the contribution of theatre and magic performance to emerging practices of science communication in the nineteenth century. She investigates how theatrical performances and magic shows drew upon technological innovations and formed unique methods for disseminating scientific knowledge. She conducted archival research in Britain and the United States supported through an SSRC International Dissertation Fellowship and an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant.
 

Her primary research and teaching interests are in the history of optics and physics, magic performance and practice, and eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British theatrical performance and stagecraft. She teaches classes on the intersection between science, stagecraft, and theatre, as well as British and American theatrical traditions. At Northwestern, she also served as dramaturg and assistant director on productions such as The Secret Garden and Lydia Diamond’s The Bluest Eye. She served as a Mellon Fellow in the Scholars in the Humanities program for 2016-2018 at Stanford University.

 
Lecture Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Lecture Time: 4:00-5:20pm PST - This is an online-only course. This event is LIMITED to Stanford students, faculty, and staff. 

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This is  an event in the series of speakers for STS 51, a weekly lecture series exploring the intersections of race, racism, and scientific practice

 

Speaker(s): 
Event Sponsor: 
African and African-American Studies, Bioengineering, Bio Policy & Leadership in Society, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Center for African Studies, Center for Biomedical Ethics, Center for Innovation in Global Health, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Center for South Asia, Department of Anthropology, Department of Bioengineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department of Communications, Digital Civil Society Lab, Ethics, Society, and Technology Hub, Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society, PACS center on Philanthropy, Program in History and Philosophy of Science, Program in Human Biology, Program in Science, Technology and Society, Stanford Earth, The Steve Luby Research Group
Contact Email: 
jwreid@stanford.edu

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