Many minds will come together for TECH AND THE WEST to facilitate and participate in discussions – composers, scientists, designers, directors, historians, and lecturers, among others. Below you can read a brief summary of the accomplishments and affiliations of our 2018 Presenters.

Dr. Rachel Bronson - President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

Tina Cordova - Co-founder of the Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium

Dr. Alison Fields - Mary Lou Milner Carver Professor of Art of the American West, University of Oklahoma

Peter Goin - Author, Nuclear Landscapes, Foundation Professor of Art in Photography and Videography at the University of Nevada, Reno

Dr. Hugh Gusterson - Author, Nuclear Rites: A Weapons Laboratory at the End of the Cold War, Professor of International Affairs and Anthropology, George Washington University

Emily Johnson - Yup’ik descent, Choreographer for Doctor Atomic, 2016 Guggenheim Fellow in Creative Arts, Choreography

Dr. James L. Nolan, Jr. - Author, Delivering Little Boy: Captain Nolan, Technique, and the Dawn of the Nuclear Age , Washington Gladden 1859 Professor of Sociology, Williams College

Steven Okazaki – Documentary filmmaker and director, multiple nominee and Academy Award winner and Primetime Emmy Award winner

Richard Rhodes – Author of numerous works including The Making of the Atomic Bomb, which won a Pulitzer Prize in Nonfiction, a National Book Award, and a National Book Critics Circle Award

Meridel Rubenstein – Author of Belonging: Los Alamos to Vietnam, Multi-Media Artist, Visiting Associate Professor, School of Art, Design, and Media, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore

Dr. Lois Rudnick - Professor Emerita of American Studies, University of Massachusetts Boston

Theresa Strottman - Former archivist, Los Alamos History Society

Beata Tsosie-Peña - Santa Clara Pueblo, Environmental Justice Coordinator for Tewa Women United

Will Wilson - Diné photographer and artist and member of the Science and Arts Research Collaborative