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Aidinoff, Marc

sociology of knowledge; decision making; organizational behavior; technocracy; history of the social sciences

Blackburn, Renée

business and economic history; history of technology; automotive history; regulation; risk; industrial accidents; engineering; gender

Burks, Marie

history of the social sciences; history of the human sciences; modern US cultural and intellectual history

Chaudhuri, Ashawari

anthropology; sociology of science; hybridity; nature and culture; material-semiotic study of Bt cotton

Christidi, Nadia

anthropology of war and militarized science; history of conservation and environmentalism; environmental awareness; human-animal relations; encounters with difference; affect; the Middle East

Edoh, M. Amah

visual and material culture; anthropology of art and design; politics of representation; blackness; African-ness

Fadok, Richard

anthropology of the life sciences; design anthropology; science and technology studies; history of biology and biotechnology; media studies

Johnson, Amy

language and technology; linguistic and media anthropology; sociolinguistics; social media; CMC; parody; satire; humor

Kapsalakis, Lauren

history of the social sciences; cultural and transnational history; the laboratory and the field

Kelkar, Shreeharsh

sociology of computing, work and organizations; human-computer interaction; computer-supported cooperative work

Kim, Clare

history of mathematics; intellectual history; science and humanities; media studies

Kim, Grace

anthropology of art and heritage; conservation; material and visual culture; museum studies

Kochhar, Rijul

anthropologies of waiting; antibiotic resistance; bacteriophages; biopolitics and biosecurity; Cold War technoscience; disability, toxicity, and injury; emergen(t)cy states; futures; life-forms; pharmaceuticals; philosophy and anthropology; planetary crises; zones of human/animal care; United States, India

Labruto, Nicole

energy studies; anthropology of biology; environmental anthropology; biofuels; global STS; Brazil; Mozambique

Laurence, Alison

animals on display; cultures of collecting; natural history; museums; material culture; American history; cultural history

Lee, Jia Hui


human and other animals; sensing; anthropology of science; anthrozoology; development; olfaction; global South; science and technology studies

Lin, Xi


anthropology of the body; medicine and science; autism; disability; ethics and practices of care; China

Müller, Lucas

history of medicine; history of science; environmental history; global health; medical anthropology; Global STS; scientific expertise; international history

Mutlu, Burcu

new reproductive technologies; anthropology of science, technology and medicine; borders/boundaries; feminist theory

Oviatt, Peter

agriculture; land use; food systems; political ecology; soil conservation; domestication and commodification of fungi; mushrooms; mycorrhiza; history and anthropology of mycology

Reis Castro, Luísa

anthropology of biology and health sciences; anthropology of science, technology and medicine; global STS; animal-human interactions; public health and politics; mosquitoes and vector control; mosquito-borne diseases

Robinson, Hilary


biological sciences; genomics; surveillance technology; computing; databases; forensics; stigma; race; gender; law; science and democracy; equality

Scaramelli, Caterina

anthropology of water and of natural resources governance; politics and imaginaries of hydropower; eco-parks and natural reserves governance; environmental conflict and social movements; Turkey

Semel, Beth

linguistic anthropology, medical anthropology, sound studies, mental health care, diagnostics, listening and speaking, voice, expertise, human-machine relations

Shapiro, Ryan

modern American history; history of medicine; history of science; animal-human interactions; environmental history; nuclear studies; war and society; surveillance; policing dissent; freedom of information

Shmuely, Shira

environmental history; human-animal relationships; law and science; law and society; critical theory

Spektor, Michelle

biometrics; national identification systems; surveillance technologies; technology and politics; history of identification; resistance to technology and technology policy

Stayton, Erik

automation; artificial intelligence; mechanization of work; affective computing; natural language technologies; electronic privacy/security; data visualization; future of the human

Thakor, Mitali

sex work; trafficking; feminist STS; critical surveillance and crime studies; digital STS

Thompson, Michaela

environmental history; history of biology; marine science; animal-human interactions; taxonomy; history of technology; apex predators

Tylko, John

history of technology, innovation and entrepreneurship; history of aeronautics and spaceflight; Apollo and the Cold War

Webb, Claire

astronomy; history; feminist studies; philosophy; SETI; popular science

Wexler, Anna

neuroscience and society; brain machine interfaces; neuroengineering; bioethics; science and law; science and public policy