Lindsay Poirier

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Lindsay Poirier is a cultural anthropologist and PhD Candidate in Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Through the lens of feminist language theories, her research examines how practitioners in environmental health and human services develop standards and structures for integrating data collected for different purposes, at different times, and embodying different cultures. In her fieldwork she has examined the logics that have guided the development of many Semantic Web frameworks and how the frameworks have been adopted in domain communities. She is also the lead platform architect for the digital humanities platform, the Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography (PECE) and a co-chair for a working group on Metadata for the Empirical Humanities through the Research Data Alliance.