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Prerna Srigyan

PhD Candidate , University of California, Irvine

Multimodal Contributing Editor, Platypus, The CASTAC Blog

About Prerna

I am a PhD Candidate in Anthropology at UC Irvine. I research comparative pedagogical cultures of science, examining how, where, and why pedagogy is designed and mobilized for radical and critical activation in the sciences. My research takes me to multiple sites, from science education conferences and children's museums to oral histories and biographies of scientists and educators. In my teaching and collaborations, I help build edcuational and pedagogical frameworks for recognizing, characterizing, and addressing environmental and social injustices at the university and K-12 levels. As a researcher in the UCI EcoGovLab, I contribute to a variety of projects to translate environmental governance and justice research into teaching for students of all ages, in different disciplines, and for community activists and environmental professionals. I am also a Contributing Editor in the Teaching Tools section of Fieldsights, the online blog for the Society of Cultural Anthropology. I am a member of the Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography (PECE), and of the Science Teaching Group in the organization Science for the People.