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.
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