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…


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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…


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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…


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