Bretton Fosbrook

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Bretton Fosbrook
Post Doctoral Fellow (starting Jan 2018)

Bretton Fosbrook is an interdisciplinary historian of technology and science studies and Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Science and Technology Studies at York University. He holds a Provost Dissertation Scholarship from York University. His doctoral research has been supported by a Vanier Graduate Scholarship, Canada’s most prestigious graduate award, the National Science Foundation, AT Kearney, and the Canadian Business History Association. He is also a lecturer in science studies at York University and an affiliated researcher at the Technoscience Research Unit at the University of Toronto. His research draws on the history of science, technology and cybernetics to examine the relationship between technology, cultural and critical theory, and post-industrial business strategy. His current research charts the rise of postwar scenario planning as a business strategy for managing uncertainty. His post-doctoral work builds from his doctoral research that examined how corporate strategies, like scenario planning, formed in response to social and political changes and uncertainties, like the increasing awareness of systemic racial and gender discrimination and catastrophic climate change.