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Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies
Contact:
617-495-7902
Assistant: Emily Neill
617-495-5636

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 130 articles and chapters and is author or editor of more than 15 books, including The Fifth Branch, Science at the Bar, Designs on Nature, The Ethics of Invention, and Can Science Make Sense of Life? Her work explores the role of science and technology in the law, politics, and policy of modern democracies. She founded and directs the STS Program at Harvard; previously, she was founding chair of the STS Department at Cornell. She has held distinguished visiting appointments at leading universities in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the US. Jasanoff served on the AAAS Board of Directors and as President of the Society for Social Studies of Science. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She was selected as the 2022 recipient of the Holberg Prize – dubbed the Nobel prize for social science and humanities- for her prolific and pioneering efforts in the field of science and technology studies. She as also been the recipient of SSRC’s Hirschman prize, the Humboldt Foundation’s Reimar-Lüst award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Ehrenkreuz from the Government of Austria, and foreign memberships in the British Academy and the Royal Danish Academy. She holds AB, JD, and PhD degrees from Harvard, and honorary doctorates from the Universities of Twente and Liège.

For more information on Professor Jasanoff, please visit sheilajasanoff.org

 

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Outside Professional Activities For Sheila Jasanoff

Organization Relationship
Bowling Green State University Speaking engagement, invited lecture, or presentation
DePaul University Speaking engagement, invited lecture, or presentation
McGill University Membership on a scientific or other advisory board
Nanyang Technological University Membership on a scientific or other advisory board
Syracuse University Speaking engagement, invited lecture, or presentation
University of Cambridge Membership on a scientific or other advisory board
University of Oregon Speaking engagement, invited lecture, or presentation
University of Twente Membership on a scientific or other advisory board
Yale University Speaking engagement, invited lecture, or presentation

Contact

Phone: 617-495-7902
Assistant: Emily Neill

Expertise

Politics
Globalization
Environment & Energy
Democracy & Governance
Science, Technology & Data
Non-governmental Organizations
Public Leadership & Management

Mailing Address

Harvard Kennedy School
79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138