Communicating science in English: exploring the professional self-perceptions of Australian scientists from language backgrounds other than English
Friday 24 February
Adam Huttner-Koros has an educational background of science, science communication and linguistics. His research and freelance writing have focused on combining science communication and linguistics, and in particular the interactions between science and languages within wider societal contexts. He is currently science communicating at the National Computational Infrastructure, Australia’s leading high-performance computing facility, where he writes about many different areas of science and tries to bring languages in where he can.
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How does this session contribute to Seeing Science Differently?
My research expands the lenses through which we view science to include linguistic and cultural elements. To me, Seeing Science Differently is about adding perspectives to the scientific discussion. Science communication in academic contexts, and subsequent participation in science by wider audiences, are both affected when the scientists and audience are constrained in how they are allowed to participate. These constraints are often hidden behind the logic of science, but pointing them out is a first step to dealing with their consequences fully.