Directory of STS Scholars


  • Arias-Hernandez, Richard (Ph.D. Science and Technology Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute). Postdoc Fellow at the SCIENCE lab, School of Interactive Arts and Technology, Simon Fraser University. Research interests: Socio-cognitive studies of analytical reasoning with interactive visual interfaces, Politics of IT, Engineering Studies.
  • Amir, Sulfikar (PhD, Science and Technology Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute). Assistant Professor, Division of Sociology, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Research interests: politics of technology, technological nationalism, design studies, development studies, science and technology policy, cultural studies of science and technology.


  • Barben, Daniel. (PhD. Politcal Science, University of Potsdam, 1995). Postdoctoral Research Associate, Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes, Arizona State University.
  • Bennett, Ira. (PhD. Chemistry, Arizona State University, 2003). Postdoctoral Research Associate, Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes, Arizona State University.
  • Brooks, Lonny. (PhD. Communication, University of California, San Diego 2004). Professor in Organizational Communication at California State University, East Bay. Dissertation: Working in the Future Tense: Materializing Stories of Emerging Technologies and Digital Culture at the Institute for the Future. Interests: Narrative shaping and performance of organizational identity, historical and ethnographic exploration of the Foresight industry (futures research thinktanks), visions of ubiquitous computing.


  • Camus Alexandre (Ph.D. candidate Sociology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland). Lab for digital culture and humanities. Interests: ethnographic study of the shaping of digital beings, music digital archives, engineering study of digital humanities.
  • Chhetri, Netra. (PhD. Geography, Penn State University, 2006). Postdoctoral Research Associate, Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes, Arizona State University.
  • Coleman, Gabriella (Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Chicago 2005, B.A. Religous Studies, Columbia University, 1996) Fellow, STS, University of Alberta, Assistant Professor NYU, Culture and Communication (starting fall 2007) Interests: Hackers, Liberalism + Anarchism, Free and Open Source Software, Psychiatric Survivors, History of Psychiatry, Pharma, American politics.
  • Cutcliffe, Steven
  • Crane, Johanna T. (Ph.D. Medical Anthropology, University of California Berkeley/San Franciso, 2007). Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, University of Washington-Bothell. Interests: Global health, science and inequality, postcolonial technoscience, HIV/AIDS, Uganda, urban anthropology, race, bioethics, prisons and prison education.


  • Delborne, Jason (Ph.D. Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, University of California, Berkeley, 2005) Assistant Professor, Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies, Colorado School of Mines. Interests: scientific controversies, science and democracy, scientific dissent, citizen engagement, energy policy, biofuels, agricultural biotechnology, political sociology of science and technology.
  • DeNicola, Lane (Ph.D. Candidate, Science & Technology Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) Interests: modeling, simulation, and visualization technologies; environmental and geospatial informatics; science and technology in South Asia; gaming and pedagogy
  • Diggle, Rebecca (BSc (Hon) Environmental Science, MA Social Research Methods (Genetics, Biorisks and Society), PhD Candidate, Institute for the study of Genetics, Biorisks and Society, University of Nottingham, funded by ESRC/NERC.) Interests: chemical mixtures including pesticides, democratization of science, environmental health, environmental justice and the use of science in policy.


  • Eglash, Ron (MS Systems Engineering, UCLA 1983; Ph.D. History of Consciousness, UCSC 1992). Associate Professor, Department of Science and Technology Studies, RPI, Troy, NY 12180. Interests: Sociology and philosophy of science and technology, complexity theory and practice, indigenous knowledge, IT and NT, technology appropriation, cultural design.


  • Feng, Patrick (Ph.D, Science & Technology Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2002) Assistant Professor, Faculty of Communication & Culture, The University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada. Interests: Science and technology policy, scientific and technical standards-setting, social informatics, health policy, participatory design, philosophy of technology.
  • Fisher, Jill. (PhD. Science and Technology Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2005). Assistant Professor, Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes, Arizona State University.
  • Fountain, Renée Professor of technoscience in the faculty of education at University Laval, Quebec city, QC, Canada. (Bilingual: French & English)
  • Francisco, Matthew (Ph.D Student, Science & Technology Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) Interests: cultural, social and psychological aspects of social science research methods, social network analysis, machine learning, computer modeling, distributed artificial intelligence or multi-agent simulation, computer science, computational social science, design of information technology, and the computer-assisted design of human organizations.


  • Galloway, Anne (Ph.D. Candidate, Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton University; MA Anthropology Trent University 1999; BA Anthropology University of Alberta 1996) Sessional Lecturer, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada. Interests: mobile, wearable, ubiquitous and pervasive computing, urban cultures and technology, user-centred and participatory design.
  • Gillespie, Tarleton (Ph.D. Communication, University of California, San Diego 2002) Professor, Department of Communication, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, with affiliations to Department of Science and Technology Studies and Department of Information Science; Fellow, Center for Internet and Society, Stanford Law School. Interests: digital copyright, law and technology, structures of knowledge production, media technologies, technological discourse.
  • Greenberg, Josh (Ph.D. S&TS, Cornell University 2004, B.A. History of Science, Technology and Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, 1998). Research Assistant Professor, Dept. of History and Art History, George Mason University; Associate Director of Research Projects, Center for History and New MediaInterests: History/Sociology of Information Technology, Public Understanding of Science, Amateur Cultures
  • George, Mathew (PhD Candidate, Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University [] , New Delhi, India. Research Interests: Sociology of Health and Illness, Sociology of Medical knowledge, Anthropology and Public Health, Health Seeking Behaviour.
  • Goulet Frédéric (PhD Sociology, University of Grenoble – France). Researcher at CIRAD (Environnements et Sociétés, UMR Innovation) (France). Working at INTA (Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia Agropecuaria) (Buenos Aires, Argentina). Interests: sociology of knowledge and innovation in agriculture and food industry.


  • Habib, S. Irfan (National Institute of Science, Technology and Development (NISTADS), India). Interests: History of Science ,Science and Islam, Science Movements in colonial India. Book published: Domesticating Science (Tulika)(with Dhruv Raina).
  • Haklak, Rockbill (Ph.D., Molecular Biology, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan 1974). Professor of Politics of Bioscience, Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, Ochanomizu University,. Interests: research ethics, research money, science policy, carrier development, bioscience in media.
  • Hamblin, Jacob Darwin (Ph.D., History, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2001). Assistant Professor of History, Clemson University. Interests: international issues in science, technology, and environment during the cold war era.
  • Hamlett, Patrick W. (Assoc. Professor, Science, Technology & Society Program, North Carolina State University). Interests: Public deliberations about S&T, S&T policy making, democratic theory.
  • Hanson, Todd (Ph.D., American Studies (Science and Technology Studies), University of New Mexico). Interests: Ethnography of physics, scientific and technical communities of practice, material culture studies of science and technology, and science and technology in the Cold War era.
  • Hecht, Gabrielle (Ph.D., History and Sociology of Science, Univ. of Pennsylvania, 1992). Associate Professor, Dept. of History and Program in Science, Technology, and Society, Univ. of Michigan. Interests: technology in post/colonial Africa; technopolitical histories of uranium; global nuclear proliferation; technology and globalization.
  • Hewitt, Carl (Ph.D. Mathematics, MIT Mathematics 1971) MIT EECS (emeritus).
  • Hoholm, Thomas (Ph.D. Candidate, Innovation and Economic Organisation, BI Norwegian School of Management, Oslo). Interests: organisational, technological and commercial aspects of innovation processes, networked knowing and learning practices, innovation in food industries (agriculture and aquaculture).
  • Hovland, Jon (Ph.D. candidate, Sociology, Norwegian University of Technology and Science, Trondheim). Interests: Practices, logics and meanings of statistics technologies in acts of governing.
  • Hovland, Jon (Ph.D. candidate, Sociology, Norwegian University of Technology and Science, Trondheim). Interests: Practices, logics and meanings of statistics technologies in acts of governing.
  • Hubert Matthieu (Ph.D. Sociology, University of Grenoble – France; MSc in engineering and a professional experience in microelectronics industry). Researcher at CONICET – CCTS (Centro de Ciencia, Tecnología y Sociedad, Buenos Aires, Argentina). Fieldworks within nanoscience and nanotechnology clusters and networks in Argentina and France. Interests: ethnography of technoscientific practice and organization (especially technological platforms).
  • hunsinger, jeremy (Ph.D., STS, Virginia Tech) Interests: Cultural Informatics, Media Studies, Internet Research, E-science/Cyberinfrastructure, Internet/Information/Knowledge/Cultural/Research/Innovation/Higher Education Policy, Digital Habitus/Ecologies, Social and Political Theory, critical and analytic methods


  • Ito, Mimi (Ph.D. Education, Stanford 1998; Ph.D. Anthropology, Stanford 2003). Annenberg Center for Communication, University of Southern California. Interests: kids and new media, mobile phones, electronic gaming, fans and amateur cultural production, peer-to-peer communication, all of the above in Japan and the US.


  • Jaton Florian (Ph.D. candidate Sociology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland). Lab for digital culture and humanities. Interests: ethnographic study of the shaping of digital beings, design of algorithms for visual computing, engineering study of digital humanities.
  • Jasanoff, Sheila (PhD/JD, Harvard University). Director, Program in Science, Technology & Society, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Interests: Science and technology in law, politics, and policy. Biotechnology governance.
  • Jesiek, Brent (Ph.D., Science and Technology Studies, Virginia Tech, 2006). Assistant Professor, School of Engineering Education and School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. Interests: Social, historical, and epistemological studies of computing and engineering, including engineering education, global engineering education, computer engineering, and free-libre/open source software and hardware.
  • Johansson, Mikael (Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Social Anthropology, Gothenburg University, Sweden). Interests: Anthropology of Science, Nanoscience, Cosmology.
  • Jones, Peter (NHS – UK, Independent Scholar and Informatics Specialist). Interests: Hodges’ Health Career Care Domains Model, Health, Social & Community Informatics, Socio-technical, Michel Serres, Drupal, Ruby, Visualization in Social Sciences, Care Systems, Global Health, Astronomy, Environment. Blog: Welcome to the Quad
  • Jones, Russell D. (Ph.D., CWRU, 2001) Dept. of History and Philosophy, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI. Interests: Progressive Era engineering and educational reforms; railroads and interurbans; world peace; wikis.


  • Kelty, Christopher (Ph.D MIT, 2000, B.A. UC Santa Cruz, 1994) Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Rice University, Houston TX. Interests: History and social study of software and networks, free and open source software and derivatives, scientific visualization, nanotechnology, ethnographic fieldwork, the Internets.
  • Kinsella, William (PhD, Communication, Rutgers University, 1997). Associate Professor, Department of Communication and Director, STS Program, North Carolina State University. Critical, phenomenological, ethnographic, and rhetorical approaches to STS; discourses of energy and environment; nuclear energy; public participation; risk discourses.
  • Kuo, Wen-Hua(Ph.D Program in Science, Technology and Soceity, MIT 2005, M.D. National Yang-Ming University, 1993, M.A. National Tsing-Hua University (Taiwan), 1997) Visiting Scholar, Program in Science, Technology and Society, MIT, Cambridge MA. Interests: History and social study of medicine, especially in East Asia and about pharmaceutical industry and regulation. Other interests include theories concerning globalization, race, and nation-state.


  • Lawson, Sean (Ph.D. student, Science and Technology Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY) Interests: Military technology, strategy, and doctrine; military knowledge formation; Information Age military theory/theories of warfare (e.g. information warfare, infowar, cyberwar, netwar, network-centric warfare, asymmetric warfare, forth generation warfare [4GW], neocortical warfare, softwar); rhetoric of technoscience; nonlinear science as metaphor in military rhetoric; military reform movement; John Boyd; revolution in military affairs (RMA); military transformation.
  • Lee, Mary E. No current position. (Ph.D., Sociology, Texas A&M University, 1993). Sociology and Philosophy of Science, Technology, Knowledge. Complexity theory. Theories of Consciousness.
  • Lim, Merlyna (Ph.D., Technology and Development/Science & Technology Studies, University of Twente, Enschede, 2005) Assistant Professor, Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes and School of Justice & Social Inquiry, Arizona State University. Interests: mutual (political) shaping, SCOT, ICT, new media, cyberactivism, globalization, politics of space, urban studies, new social movement, information society, co-evolution technology-society, politics and culture of technology.
  • Lin, Yuwei (Ph.D., Sociology, University of York, UK, 2004). Research Fellow, Department of Information Systems and Logistics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Interests: Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) studies, virtual communities, gender and ICT, innovation and knowledge dynamics, Human Computer Interactions (HCI).
  • Lippert, Ingmar (PhD in Sociology, Augsburg University, Germany, 2012; M.A., Environment, Culture and Society, Lancaster University, UK, 2007). Alumni of the Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society (IAS-STS), Graz – Austria. PhD was an STS-inspired ethnography on a multinational’s environmental and sustainability managers in the financial services sector; focussing on the enactment of carbon emissions. Currently Assistant Professor in the TiP group at IT University of Copenhagen. Interests: Data practices, numbers, accountability, multiplicity, carbon markets, performativity of economics, ecological modernisation practices, anthropology, Pierre Bourdieu, knowledge politics, activism.
  • Luk Christine (M.Phil, Sociology, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2008). Prospective PhD candidate, Arizona State University. Areas of research interest: sociology of science, feminist studies of science and technology, social dynamics of nanotechnology.


  • Mancuso, Katherine (B.A. U of South Carolina, 2005) Ph. D. Student, Graduate Institute for the Liberal Arts, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. Interests: disability studies, medical anthropology, public health, new media, blogging, digital sociability, informatics.
  • Marion Richard (Ph.D. candidate Sociology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland). Interests: engineering study, franco-chinese engineering education.
  • Mason, Arthur (Ph.D., Anthropology, UC Berkeley, 2004). Assistant Professor, Arizona State University; Fulbright Scholar, University of Calgary (2006-07). Interests: U.S. energy markets and liberalization; Arctic energy development; forecasting and foresight industries.
  • Matwyshyn, Andrea (Ph.D. Human Development and Social Policy, Northwestern University 2004). Assistant Professor of Law/ Executive Director Center for Information Research, University of Florida; Affiliate, Centre for Economics and Policy, University of Cambridge. Interests: technology and information law, data security, data privacy, identity
  • Meyer, Ryan. (PhD Student. Arizona State University). Research Assistant, Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes, Arizona State University
  • Miller, Clark (PhD, Cornell University, 1996) Associate Professor of Science Policy and Political Science, Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes, Arizona State University. Interests: science and democracy, co-production of science and social order, knowledge regimes for global security, environmental knowledges.
  • Milne, Richard (PhD Student, University College London) Interests: Biotechnology, expectations, coproduction and space
  • Mitcham, Carl (Ph.D., Philosophy, Fordham University, 1988). Professor, Liberal Arts and International Studies, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO 80401. Interests: philosophy of science and technology; science, technology, and ethics.
  • Mitchell, Sean T. (Ph.D. Candidate, Sociocultural Anthropology, The University of Chicago). Dissertation Fellow at the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture. Interests: Cultural Anthropology; Brazil; The Americas; Social Theory; Race and Ethnicity; Political Consciousness; Citizenship and Governance; Inequality; Technology; States, Militaries, Corporations, and Bureaucracies; Secrecy.
  • Monahan, Torin (Ph.D., Science & Technology Studies, RPI, 2003). Assistant Professor, School of Justice & Social Inquiry, Arizona State University. Interests: Surveillance and security, technological infrastructures, social control, globalization, urban studies.
  • Mykytyn, Courtney Everts, Doctoral Candidate, University of Southern California, Dept. of Anthropology, Los Angeles, CA. Interests: anti-aging medicine, aging, medical anthropology, predicting, scientific prizes.
  • Monteiro, Marko (Ph.D. Social Sciences, State University of Campinas, Brazil, 2005). Professor, Science and Technology Policy Department, State University of Campinas, Brazil. Interests: visual representation in science, ethnography of science and technology, STS, biotechnology, gender and masculinities, language and representation theories, media studies, body/technology interfaces, science communication. See also


  • Neff, Mark. (PhD Student. Arizona State University). Research Assistant, Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes, Arizona State University
  • Nelson, Nicole (Ph.D., Science & Technology Studies, Cornell, 2011). Postdoctoral Researcher, Social Studies of Medicine, McGill University. Interests: Social studies of biomedicine, especially behavior genetics and oncology; model organisms and model systems; laboratory ethnography; science and law.
  • Nerlich, Brigitte (Dr phil, University of Duesseldorf, Germany, 1985). Professor of Science, Language and Society, Institute for Science and Society, University of Nottingham, Law and Social Sciences Building, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD, United Kingdom/ [email protected]. I studied French and philosophy in Germany, where I did my Dr phil in French linguistics. After three years as a Junior Research Fellow in general linguistics at the University of Oxford I moved to Nottingham. I worked in the departments of linguistics and psychology before becoming a member of the Institute for Science and Society. My current research focuses on the cultural and political contexts in which metaphors are used in the public and scientific debates about cloning, GM food, the human genome project and, foot and mouth disease and, most recently, avian influenza. I have written books and articles on the history of linguistics, semantic change, metaphor, metonymy, polysemy and, more recently, the social study of science and technology.
  • Newland, Cassie. PhD candidate Dept. of Arch and Anth, University of Bristol, UK. MA Historical Archaeology. BA Society, Economy and Social Policy. Research interests: historical archaeology of networked technologies, e.g. telegraph, submarine cable, wireless, mobile phones.
  • Norton, Peter D. (PhD, University of Virginia, 2002). Assistant Professor, Department of Science, Technology and Society, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Virginia, Charlottesville VA 22904-4744 / [email protected]. Historian of technology; author: Fighting Traffic: The Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City (MIT Press 2008). Interests: history of modern technology; streets, traffic and people; jaywalking; social implications of technology.


  • O’Donnell, Casey (Assistant Professor, Michigan State UniversityDepartment of Telecommunications, Information Studies and Media). Interests: Creative Collaborative Work of Videogame Design and Development. His research examines the cultural and collaborative dynamics that occur in both professional “AAA” organizations and formal and informal “independent” game development communities. Ethnographic and Historical Accounts of Game Development Work. Graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Science and Technology Studies Department.
  • O’Shea, Megan. (Graduate Student. Arizona State University). Research Assistant, Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes, Arizona State University


  • Parthasarathy, Shobita (Ph.D., Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University, 2003). Assistant Professor, Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan, 4202 Joan and Sanford Weill Hall, 735 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-3091. Interests: comparative and international politics of genetics and biotechnology, politics and policy in science and technology.
  • Perez Martelo, Constanza (PhD Sociology, University of Grenoble, France, and Industrial Engineering, University of Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia). Professor at the University Central, Bogotá. Interests: knowledge and innovation management, sociology of science and innovation, networks studies, nanoscience and nanotechnology.
  • Pinch, Trevor (Ph.D., Sociology, Univ. of Bath, 1982). Professor, Department of Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853. Interests: Sociology of science and technology, music, users, on-line reviews and identities.
  • Privateer, Paul. (PhD. Poststructural Theory and 19th century Literature, UC Davis). Associate Professor, Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes, Arizona State University



  • Raina, Dhruv (Associate Professor, Zachir Husain Centre for Educational Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University [1] , New Delhi, India. Interests: Indian Science,history of university, world system theory, multiple modernity, jesuit studies, science movements, contemporary science. Books published: Images and Contexts (OUP India), Domesticating Science (with Irfan S. Habib)(Tulika) and Social History of science:reader (OUP India).
  • Restivo, Sal (Professor of Sociology, Science Studies, and Information Technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY; Interests: sociology and anthropology of science, mathematics, social robotics, and neuroscience.
  • Reymers, Kurt (Assistant Professor of Sociology at Morrisville State College, Morrisville NY; Interests: sociology and anthropology of science, computer information technology, the internet, and social movements.
  • Rivera Gonzalez, Igor (PhD Industrial Engineering, Inst.Nat.Polytechnique, Grenoble, France). Professor at the National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico). Interests: sociology and management of innovation.
  • Robles Belmont, Eduardo (PhD Sociology, University of Grenoble – France). Researcher in mathematical modeling of social systems (IIMAS, UNAM, Mexico). Interests: sociology of science, networks studies, nanoscience and nanotechnology.
  • Ronald, Lorna (Ph.D. Candidate, Science and Technology Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy). Interests: commodification of healthcare, pharmaceutical marketing, comparative health governance.


  • Sabanovic, Selma (Ph.D. Candidate, Science and Technology Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy). Interests: social, cultural and cognitive aspects of technoscientific practice, transdisciplinary knowledge spaces and hybrid sciences, STS interventions in scientific practice, technoscientific imaginaries, social robotics, human-robot interaction (HRI), the application of social science research methods and theory to the study of HRI.
  • Schienke, Erich (Postdoctoral Fellow in the Rock Ethics Institute and Lecturer in the Science, Technology, and Society Program, The Pennsylvania State University). Interests: STS theory and practice, ethnography of technoscientific systems, environmental ethics, globalization, climate change, ecology, information systems, contemporary science and technology in China, non-Western engagements with STS.
  • Schull, Natasha (Associate Professor, Science, Technology, and Society Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Interests: design and experience of consumer environments and technologies ; science and technology of addiction ; neuroscience, neuroeconomics and neuromarketing ; medical and psychological anthropology, ethnographic research, documentary film.
  • Sharratt, Liam (Doctoral Fellow in the University of Manchester Architectural Research Centre, University of Manchester, UK). Interests: The positioning of ‘modelling’ within Architectural desision-making, representation theory, social embeddednes of modelling technologies.
  • Smagula, Stefan (BA, English, Yale University, MA, American Studies, the University of Texas at Austin). Lecturer, Science, Technology, and Society at the University of Texas at Austin and Senior Information Architect at AT&T. Teaches undergraduate seminar Introduction to Science, Technology, and Society . Interests: Ethics and technology, human-computer interaction, the origins of counting and writing, history of computing, group-forming networks, information architecture, user-centered design, and information visualization.


  • Tanferri Mylène (Ph.D. candidate Sociology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland, and Federal University of Salvador De Bahia, Brazil). Lab for digital culture and humanities. Interests: ethnographic study of digitization of archives, social study of digital humanities.
  • Toennesen, Christian (BA, Information Studies, Aarhus University, MA, STS, Lancaster University). Tutor in Organisational Sociology, Tutor in Business Ethics, and DPhil Candidate, James Martin Institute for Science and CivilizationSaid Business SchoolUniversity of Oxford. Personal blog. Interests: Organising ethics, social studies of technology and accountability, human-computer interaction.
  • Victor Toom [2], Postdoctoral researcher at the Northumbria University Centre for Forensic Science (NUCFS, see [3]), Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Interests: forensics, genetics, ethnography, ANT, law, legal systems.
  • Turkmendag, Ilke [4], Postdoctoral rsearcher at the Newcastle University, Policy, Ethics and Life Sciences Reasearch Centre (PEALS, see [5],[6], Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. Interests:Social, ethical and legal issues around human reproduction technologies, ethnography, socio-legal studies, genetics, assisted reproduction, stem cell science, cross border reproductive care, virtual ethnography.
  • Tiwari,Shashank PhD Candidate (Wellcome Trust Studentship),Institute for Science and Society,School of Sociology and Social Policy,The University of Nottingham, UK (Personal Page). Interests:Biomedical Sciences, Bioethics, Governance,Innovation Studies,Science Policy Studies.



  • Valkenburg, Govert (institutionalprivate) (Postdoc research fellow, Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society, Maastricht University, The Netherlands) Interests: Energy, Sustainability, Genomics, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Technology.
  • Varughese, Shiju (Assistant Professor, Centre for Studies in Science, Technology and Innovation Policy [CSSTIP], School of Social Sciences, Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, Gujarat State, India. Research interests: Sociology of science, public engagement with science and technology, science and media, cultural studies of science and social history of knowledge. He finished his doctoral research in 2009 with Prof Dhruv Raina from Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.
  • Vigneswara Ilavarasan, P (PhD {Sociology}, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, 2004). Assistant Professor, Deptt. of Humanities & Social Sciences, IIT Delhi. Interests: Science, Technology & Society, Work & Industry, and Indian Information Technology Industry.


  • Watson, Matthew C.. (Ph.D. Candidate, Anthropology, University of Florida). Interests: Anthropology of Historical Knowledge; Postcolonial Science Studies; History of Maya Hieroglyphic Studies; Public Science, Ethics, and Collaboration; Pragmatism; Experimental and Open Systems Ethnography.
  • Werrett, Simon. (B.A. University of Leeds 1995; Ph.D. University of Cambridge 2000). Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Washington, Seattle; organizer of the Science Studies Network. Interests: History of Science and Technology, History of Science in Russia and the Soviet Union; Science and Art.
  • Williams, Logan D. A. (Ph.D. Candidate, Science and Technology Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute). Interests: social justice, appropriation and innovation, engineering design, globalization & development, science & technology policy
  • Williams, Robin A. M.A. Cantab 1975, PhD University of Aston (Technology Policy Unit) 1984. Professor of Social Research in Technology and Director, Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation at The University of Edinburgh. Research Fellow, University of Aston, Technology Policy Unit (1980 – 1986). Interests: the Social Shaping of Technology and its extensions into the Social Learning and Biography of Artefacts perspectives; the Design and Implementation of Information and Communications Technologies; Life Sciences and other emerging science and technology, e-science.
  • Rob Wilson. (B.A. Philosophy, University of Western Australia, 1985, Ph.D. Philosophy, Cornell University 1992). Professor of Philosophy, University of Alberta, Edmonton, since 2000; also taught at Queen’s University (1992-1996) and The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (1996-2001). Interests: Philosophy of biology, mind, and psychology; history of eugenics and notions of normalcy; disability, reproductive autonomy, and contemporary biotechnology; currently working on a book “Domains of the Social”, and on a longer-term project “What Sorts of People Should There Be?”.
  • Winickoff, David E. (B.A., Yale, 1996. B.A., M.A., Cambridge University [Mellon Fellow], 1998. J.D., Harvard Law School, 2002. Post-doctoral Fellowship, Harvard JFK School 2002-2004). Assistant Professor of Bioethics and Society, University of California, Berkeley, since 2004; Associate Director, U.C. Berkeley STS Center. Interests: Bioethics; STS and Law; Science and the WTO; Global Environmental and Health Regulation; Intellectual Property and University Technology Transfer.




  • Zuiderent-Jerak, Teun (MA, Arts and Sciences, University of Maastricht, The Netherlands, MA, European Studies of Society, Science and Technology, University of Maastricht, The Netherlands / University of Roskilde, Denmark). Dept. of Health Policy and Managment, STS research group on ICT and organizational change in healthcare. Interests: Action-oriented science & technology studies, Innovations in the organization of health care, Situated standardization of care practices, Normativity as practice.