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
|McGill University||Membership on a scientific or other advisory board|
|University of Cambridge||Membership on a scientific or other advisory board|
|University of Twente||Membership on a scientific or other advisory board|
|American Association for the Advancement of Science||Speaking engagement, invited lecture, or presentation|
|Coimbra University||Reimbursed travel|
|Coimbra University||Speaking engagement, invited lecture, or presentation|
|Hastings Center||Speaking engagement, invited lecture, or presentation|
|Massachusetts Institute of Technology||Speaking engagement, invited lecture, or presentation|
|McGill University||Reimbursed travel|
|National Academy of Sciences||Membership on a scientific or other advisory board|
|Philea - Philanthropy Europe Association||Reimbursed travel|
|Philea - Philanthropy Europe Association||Speaking engagement, invited lecture, or presentation|
|Royal Danish Academy of Arts and Letters||Reimbursed travel|
|Royal Danish Academy of Arts and Letters||Speaking engagement, invited lecture, or presentation|
|University of Cambridge||Reimbursed travel|
|University of Cambridge||Speaking engagement, invited lecture, or presentation|
|University of Oxford||Reimbursed travel|
|University of Oxford||Speaking engagement, invited lecture, or presentation|