While at graduate school at Arizona State University (ASU) in the Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology program, I learned to work very independently and interdisciplinarily as I studied anti-nuclear activism in India to explore the relationships between the politics of knowledge, coercive power and different forms and practices of democracy. At ASU, I also gained valuable experience in mentorship, grant writing, and professionalization. As an American Council of Learned Societies postdoctoral fellow at The Ohio State from 2016-2018, I gained experience in conference organization, undergraduate engineering education and mentorship, as well as book proposal writing and how to participate in working groups as a generous and active member. My first job as an Assistant Professor in the Sociology of Division at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) from 2018-2021 allowed me to hone my skills in interdisciplinary collaboration: with engineers on the equity dimensions of wastewater surveillance; with a historian to work on contact tracing technology; with migration scholars to conceptualize the surveillance of migrant workers in Singapore. NTU allowed me to learn to live outside my comfort zone: I learned how to lecture for two hours without notes in classes that were daunting to me, such as contemporary social theory; I honed skills in writing to broader publics and activist communities collaborating; and I learned how to work in a drastically different cultural context, where I constantly felt my positionality shifted.
Now, I am working as an Assistant Professor at the Technical University of Denmark in Copenhagen in the Department of Responsible Innovation and Design. Here, I am acclimating to yet another cultural context, but am continuing my interests in migration, energy and equity. I would love to collaborate with others on community-engaged research in Denmark and Europe more broadly, especially with NGOs working on questions of social justice. I also am keen to form collaborations with others on how to better teach ethics and STS to engineers, and thinking with others on comparative approaches to issues of science, power and the many forms of democracy.
Monamie Bhadra Haines, 26 April 2022, "Monamie Bhadra Haines Collaboration Bio", contributed by Monamie Haines, STS Infrastructures, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 26 April 2022, accessed 9 June 2023. http://www.stsinfrastructures.org/content/monamie-bhadra-haines-collaboration-bio
This is my collaboration bio as of April 26, 2022. This artifact was created to share with participants of 2022 6S sketch workshops.