Emily Yates-Doerr

Grant Type

Post PhD Research Grant

Institutional Affiliation

Oregon State U.

Grant number

Gr. 10665

Approve Date

April 15, 2024

Project Title

Yates-Doerr, Emily (Oregon State U.) "Nuclear Stories: Fallout, Scientific Truths, and the Half-Life of Memory"

“Nuclear Stories” is a cultural excavation of rumors of radiation poisoning in a 1950s South Dakota farming town. The research uses a novel integration of community ethnography and archaeological soil core analysis to examine how memories of nuclear fall