Scott Knowles

7 January 2020 (Tuesday), 18h30 // Keynote Lecture

Scott Knowles is a historian of modern cities, technology and public policy, with a particular focus on risk and disaster. His most recent book is The Disaster Experts: Mastering Risk in Modern America (UPenn Press, 2011) and he is series co-editor of “Critical Studies in Risk and Disaster” (UPenn Press, launch 2014). Presently, he is also a faculty research fellow of the Disaster Research Center at the University of Delaware. Since 2011, he has been a member of the Fukushima Forum collaborative research community, with which he is currently co-authoring an edited volume on the Fukushima disasters. With Amy Slaton and Tiago Saraiva, he hosted the Anthropocene Campus Philadelphia at Drexel University in 2017.