Commentary: STS of the Underground

  • Trevor Birkenholtz University of Illinois
Keywords: STS, expertise, underground resources, modeling


Geographer Trevor Birkenholtz draws out major themes across the articles in the thematic collection "Engaging the Underground: An STS Field in Formation," with reference to cartographic and model production and representation, particularly in the ways that they render the landscapes partially knowable and contestable.

Author Biography

Trevor Birkenholtz, University of Illinois
Trevor Birkenholtz is a cultural and political ecologist, and development geographer. His work attempts to link the political economy of access to and control over environmental resources, and ecological change (political ecology), to issues of technology, knowledge, and social power, more typical of research in science and technology studies (STS).
01 Mar 2018
Thematic Collections