Greetings! I am Bretton Fosbrook, a researcher who examines how diverse stakeholders—from activists to bureaucrats and business strategists— negotiate what counts as credible knowledge. I focus on understanding how these crises in expertise allow for the possibilities of engaging in and informing public and policy debates to more just ends.
I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Gender + the Economy at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management and a researcher at the Technoscience Research Unit. I received my PhD in science studies from York University in 2017. Before moving to Canada, I spent five years working in the digital divide tech sector in the San Francisco Bay Area.
- Business Strategy Under Uncertainty: Alternatives to Corporate Planning, History of Science and Medicine Colloquium, Yale University, 26 March 2018
- Conjuring Corporate Environments: Entanglements and Translations in the Methods of Scenario Planning, Grappling with the Futures Symposium, Harvard University, 30 April 2018