Sheila Jasanoff
Professor of Science and Technology Studies
Harvard University
United States
(617) 495-7902

Sheila Jasanoff is Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies at the Harvard Kennedy School. In pioneering studies of the role of science and technology in the law, politics, and policy of modern democracies, she has authored more than 100 articles and book chapters and is author or editor of a dozen books, including Controlling Chemicals, The Fifth Branch, Science at the Bar, and Designs on Nature. Known for her prominent role in building the field of Science and Technology Studies, she was founding chair of the STS Department at Cornell University. She has held guest professorships at MIT, Cambridge (UK), Kyoto, and the University of Vienna. Jasanoff has served on the Board of Directors of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and is a past president of the Society for Social Studies of Science. Among her academic grants and honors are a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship, an Ehrenkreuz from the Government of Austria, and a fellowship at the Berlin Center for Advanced Study. She holds AB, JD, and PhD degrees from Harvard, and an honorary doctorate from the University of Twente.

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