SCONC and the North Carolina Science Festival are proud to present a Story Collider Keynote talk by Dr. Edith Gonzalez!
The Story Collider helps people of all walks of life -- from scientists to doctors to patients to engineers to teachers to firefighters -- tell their true, personal stories about science.
It’s our mission to find, develop, and share these powerful, hilarious, and heartbreaking stories through our podcast and live events, as a means of showing that science is a vibrant and necessary part of our human existence and that there are humans behind the process of science. This keynote will address the ways in which personal storytelling is a lens through which to value the process of science and showcase the diversity of humanity that make up the scientific community. In this 60 minute lecture, Dr. Edith Gonzalez will discuss her work in researching the ways in which telling personal stories is a tool of identity formation among scientists and specifically provides historically marginalized scientists to see their own expertise as a way of innoculating against imposter phenomenon.
Edith Gonzalez is an Assistant Professor of archaeology at University @ Buffalo - SUNY, studying the global flow of ecological knowledge within the context of transatlantic slavery. She has an extensive career in museums and is dedicated to communicating scientific research to public audiences. She received her MA from Hunter College, MA from University of Virginia, MPhil and PhD from The Graduate Center - CUNY. Edith is an Eccles Centre Fellow with the British Library and her current research is funded by the Society of Antiquaries. She is a two-time champion of the Smut Slam sex storytelling show because of her creative use of profanity and complete lack of shame. Her dedication to logic and sci-fi fangirldom have earned her the nickname of "the Puerto-Rican Mr. Spock."