Author: Maxime Polleri

Ethnographies of Nuclear Life: From Victimhood to Post-Victimization

Maxime Polleri , March 1st, 2022

Listen to an audio recording of this post by the author here. This browser does not support HTML5 audio Iitate village, located in Fukushima Prefecture, is typic…


Being Clear-Eyed About Citizen Science in the Age of COVID-19

Maxime Polleri , July 15th, 2020

In March 2011, one of the strongest earthquakes on record struck the Fukushima Dai’ichi Nuclear Power Plant in northeastern Japan. Combined with a subsequent tsunami, the disasters triggered…


Risk is Your Business: Citizen Science after Fukushima by Maxime Polleri

Maxime Polleri , December 10th, 2018

I began to sweat profusely when my Geiger counter registered a radiation level of 13 microsieverts per hour—a number that indicated a high level of radioactivity. Worried, I glanced…