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Sheila Jasanoff is Pforzheimer
Professor of Science and Technology Studies at the Harvard Kennedy
School. A pioneer in her field, she has authored more than 100
articles and chapters and is author or editor of a dozen books,
including Controlling Chemicals, The Fifth Branch, Science at
the Bar, and Designs on Nature. Her work explores the
role of science and technology in the law, politics, and policy of
modern democracies, with particular attention to the nature of
public reason. She was founding chair of the STS Department at
Cornell University and has held numerous distinguished visiting
appointments in the US, Europe, and Japan. Jasanoff 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. Her grants and awards include a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship
and an Ehrenkreuz from the Government of Austria. She
holds AB, JD, and PhD degrees from Harvard, and an honorary
doctorate from the University of Twente.
Science, Power, and Politics
Bioethics, Law, and the Life Sciences
Expertise in Law and Science
Law, Science, and Society in America
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For a complete list of faculty citations from 2001 - present, please visit the Harvard Kennedy School Research Report Online.
Selected Publication Citations:
- Academic Journal/Scholarly Articles
Jasanoff, Sheila, and Sang-Hyun Kim. "Sociotechnical Imaginaries
and National Energy Policies." Science as Culture 22.2 (June
Jasanoff, Sheila. "A World of Experts: Science and Global
Environmental Constitutionalism." Boston College Environmental
Affairs Law Review 40.2 (2013): 439-452.
Jasanoff, Sheila. "The Public of Public Reason (Sarton Chair
Lecture)." Sartoniana 25 (2012): 17-36.
- Book Chapters
Jasanoff, Sheila. "Taking Life: Private Rights in Public Nature."
Lively Capital: Biotechnologies, Ethics, and Governance in
Global Markets. Ed. Kaushik Sunder Rajan. Duke University
Press, 2012, 155-183.
Jasanoff, Sheila. Science and Public Reason. Routledge,
Jasanoff, Sheila. "Watching the Watchers: Lessons from the Science
of Science Advice." Gaurdian, April 8, 2013.
- Edited Volumes
Jasanoff, Sheila, ed. Reframing Rights: Bioconstitutionalism in
the Genetic Age. MIT Press, 2011.
Jasanoff, Sheila. Review of Making and Unmaking Intellectual
Property: Creative Production in Legal and Cultural
Perspective, ed. Mario Biagioli, Peter Jaszi, and Martha
Woodmansee. Isis, 104.3, September 2013: 595-596.