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The Nature of Data with Jenny Goldstein

Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Mann Library, 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: Infrastructures, Environments, Politics (University of Nebraska Press, 2022), 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.

This talk is hosted by Mann Library. Light refreshments will be served.

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, Special Event, Presentation


Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability, Southeast Asia Program, Global Development, Cornell University Library, Mann Library, Sustainability, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

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book talk, Mann Library, globaldev, agriculture, data, CVMPEH


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Jenny Leijonhuvfud


Jenny Goldstein

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Global Development and Southeast Asia Program

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No registration needed for in-person, but register via the link above to join the webinar.

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Free and open to all.

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