Sheila Jasanoff

Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies
Harvard Kennedy School
Office Address
Littauer-354
Mailing Address
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Mailbox 17
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Contact
Phone: 617-495-7902
Fax: 617-496-5960
Email: sheila_jasanoff@harvard.edu
Assistant
Shana Rabinowich (617-495-5636)
Sheila Jasanoff

Profile

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.

Courses

Fall

  • IGA-513 Science, Power, and Politics

Not Offered

  • IGA-515 Bioethics, Law, and the Life Sciences

Spring

  • IGA-518 Expertise in Law and Science
  • IGA-516 Law, Science, and Society in America

Media Expertise

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Research

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. "Weathering the Climate Crisis." Current History 113.759 (January 2014): 12-15.
    • Jasanoff, Sheila, and Sang-Hyun Kim. "Sociotechnical Imaginaries and National Energy Policies." Science as Culture 22.2 (June 2013): 189-196.
    • Jasanoff, Sheila. "A World of Experts: Science and Global Environmental Constitutionalism." Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review 40.2 (2013): 439-452.
  • Commentary
    • Jasanoff, Sheila. "Watching the Watchers: Lessons from the Science of Science Advice." Gaurdian, April 8, 2013.
  • Reviews
    • 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.