Kelly Ladd
kladd at yorku dot ca

Current: Doctorate of Philosophy
Science and Technology Studies, York University

2007-2009: Master of Arts
Theory and Policy Studies, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto
Thesis: “Textuality, Performativity & Archive: Examining the Virtual Body in Socially  Networked  Space”

2005-2006: Bachelor of Education
University of Ottawa

2000-2004: Bachelor of Arts
Contemporary Studies/French, University of King’s College
Thesis: “Reinserting the Body into the Scientific Narrative: From Benjamin to Haraway”

2011 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Canadian Graduate Student Grant

2010 Ontario Graduate Student Grant

2010 York University Entrance Scholarship

Atkinson-Graham,   M., M. Kenney,  K. Ladd, C.Michael-Murray and E. Simmonds (Forthcoming   2015) “Narratives of Care in Context: Becoming an STS Researcher”  in Social Studies of Science (special issue on the ‘Politics of Care’ eds. Natasha Myers & Ana Viseu).

Ladd, K. (2014) “Bad Vibrations: infrasound, hums, and environmental politics” The Acoustic City  Eds. Matthew Gandy & B.J. Nilsen. Berlin: Jovis Press.

2011 Translation: “Care of the Possible: Isabelle Stengers  Interviewed by Erik Bordeleau” Scapegoat

2010 “Review: Girl Zines: Making Media, Doing Feminism by  Allison Piepmier & Andi Zeisler” Gender and Society.

Conference Presentations
2014 “Tracing Infrastructural Relations: Toxic Indeterminacy and (Electro)senstivit Bodies” Canadian Anthropological Society, Toronto, Ontario.

2014  “The Hum: Imperceptible Politics in Windsor, Ontario”, Annual  Social Studies of Science Conference, San Diego.

2013  (with Peter Hobbs)  “Touring Toxicity: The Entangled Understories of  Toronto’s Portlands”, Mattering: Feminism, Science and Materialism, CUNY, New York.

2012 “Smell and the City: Mapping the Olfactory Ecologies of Urban Space”, Annual  Social Studies of Science Conference, Copenhagen.

Ladd, K. (June 2012) “Invisible Politics and Olfactory-Optics: On the Sensuous  Mechanics of  War-Terror”, Deleuze Studies Conference, New Orleans

Ladd, K. (May 2012) “Chemical Temporalities: Smell and the Chemical Refrains of the  City” STS Graduate Student Conference, York University, Toronto.

2011 “Xenopus Laevis: An Early Pregnancy Assay & Robotic  Smelling Machine”, Annual  Social Studies of Science Conference, Cleveland

2011  “Robot Skin as Apparatus”, STS Graduate Student Conference, York University, Toronto

2010  “Women Make Vlogs: Temporary Networks and Gendered Contradictions of YouTube Broadcasting, DIYCitizenship Conference, University of  Toronto

2009 “Digital Archive and Identity: Derrida and Online Text ” invited  presentation, CMCE Works in Progress Series, OISE, January 2009.

2015 Course Director, “Technological Failure” Science and Technology Studies, York University

2015 Teaching Assistant, “Science: Past, Present, Future” (Dr. Jill Lazenby) York University

2015 Teaching Assistant, “History of the Environment” (Dr. Ian Slater) York University

2012 Teaching Assistant , “Science: Past, Present, Future” (Dr. Jill Lazenby) York University

2011 Teaching Assistant , “Technology and Civilization” (Dr. Vera Pavri) York University

2010 Teaching Assistant , “Computers and Society” (Dr. Dov Lungu) York University

2009 “Qualitative Analysis (atlas.ti)”, Brock University

2008- Occasional Teacher, Toronto District School Board


2011- 2012 York STS Graduate Student Conference, Organizer

2012 “Queer Futures in School: Careers in the Arts” Workshop at Oasis High School for Queer    Youth, Organizer

2012-2013 York University Graduate Student Union, STS Representative

2011 Science and Technology Studies Executive Committee, Representative

2009 Theory & Policy Studies Student Association, Co-Chair



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