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Sheila Jasanoff

Sheila Jasanoff

Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies

Faculty Affiliate, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program

Contact:
Telephone: (617) 495-7902
Fax: (617) 495-8963
Email: sheila_jasanoff@harvard.edu

 

Experience

Sheila Jasanoff is Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. She has held academic positions at Cornell, Yale, Oxford, and Kyoto. At Cornell, she founded and chaired the Department of Science and Technology Studies. She has also been a Leverhulme Visiting Professor at Cambridge, Fellow at the Berlin Institute for Advanced Study, and Resident Scholar at the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio study center. Her research concerns the role of science and technology in the law, politics, and public policy of modern democracies, with a particular focus on the challenges of globalization. She has written and lectured widely on problems of environmental regulation, risk management, and biotechnology in the United States, Europe, and India. Her books include Controlling Chemicals (1985), The Fifth Branch (1990), Science at the Bar (1995), and Designs on Nature (2005). Jasanoff has served on the Board of Directors of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and as President of the Society for Social Studies of Science.

 

 

By Date

2000

October, 2000

Talking about Science— Commentary on 'The Golem: Uncertainty and Communicating Science'

Journal Article, Science and Engineering Ethics, issue 4, volume 6

By Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies

 

 

August, 2000

Reconstructing the Past, Constructing the Present: Science Studies and the History of Science

Journal Article, Social Studies of Science, issue 4, volume 30

By Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies

 

No Date

Coming of Age in Science and Technology Studies

Journal Article, Science Communication, issue 1, volume 20

By Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies

 

 

Contested Identities: Science, Law and Forensic Practice

Journal Article, Social Studies of Science, issue no. 5-6, volume 28

By Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies

 

 

The Eye of Everyman: Witnessing DNA in the Simpson Trial

Journal Article, Social Studies of Science, issue 5-6, volume 28

By Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies

 

 

The Songlines of Risk

Journal Article, Environmental Values, issue 2, volume 8

By Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies

 

 

STS and Public Policy: Getting Beyond Deconstruction

Journal Article, Science, Technology & Society, issue 1, volume 4

By Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies

 

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