Cornell University

The Nature of Data: Infrastructures, Environments, Politics

Thursday, November 10, 2022 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Mann Library, Room 160
Cornell University Mann Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

It is not possible to fully understand current global environmental politics and responses to environmental challenges without understanding the role of data platforms, devices, standards, and institutions, according to Jenny Goldstein, assistant professor in Global Development.

In an in-person Chats in the Stacks book talk, Goldstein discusses her new book, The Nature of Data (University of Nebraska Press), coedited with Eric Nost, assistant professor at the University of Guelph, which brings together scholars from geography, anthropology, science and technology studies, and ecology to explore these connections, and reveal how environmental politics are waged in the digital realm.

Goldstein's work is driven by interests in environmental conservation and development in the tropics; intersections of data infrastructure and land governance; human health impacts of ecological change; global food and agriculture systems; the financialization of land; and the role of scientific knowledge in climate change politics.

The University of Nebraska Press is offering a 40% discount on The Nature of Data if you order from their website using promo code 6AS22.

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Author Appearance, Lecture, Special Event


Cornell University Library, Mann Library, Global Development, Southeast Asia Program, Department of Development Sociology (DSOC), Sustainability, College of Veterinary Medicine

University Themes

Research, Sustainability


Politics, environment, Cornell University Library, Mann Library, book talk, data, globaldev, CVMPEH

CCSSP: Cornell Climate Smart Solutions Program
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Jenny Leijonhufvud


Jenny Goldstein

Speaker Affiliation

Dept. of Global Development / Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability

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Free and open to the public

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