In order to explore how Princeton scholars and the University have made the world irreversibly nuclear. Nuclear Princeton combines the following three, interrelated methodologies- Archival Research, Ethnography, and Oral History.
Archival Research identifies Princeton’s past and present engagements with nuclear science, engineering, and policy via University’s archival sources and current activities through consultation with Princeton faculty, affiliates, staff, librarians, and alumni.
Ethnography explores Indigenous scholars and situating their contributions and voices in the history
Oral History initiates dialogues between undergraduate-researchers and Princeton scholars as well as with Indigenous community members. Dialogues will revolve around the past, present, and future implications of nuclear science, engineering, and policy on nuclear weapons, nuclear energy, medicine, nuclear waste siting, environmental contamination, climate crisis, and the history of academic complacency in systematic racism.