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Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer professor of science and technology studies at Harvard Kennedy School, has been named a 2010 Guggenheim fellow. As one of 180 winners chosen from a pool of more than 3,000 applicants, Jasanoff is part of a varied group of recipients for this year’s honor. As part of her fellowship, Jasanoff will be conducting a comparative study of nature-culture relations.
According to a press release issued by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, "Guggenheim Fellows are appointed on the basis of achievement and exceptional promise… In all, fifty-nine disciplines and sixty-five different academic institutions are represented by this year’s Fellows."
Jasonoff has held academic positions at Cornell, Yale, Oxford, and Kyoto. At Cornell, she founded and chaired the Department of Science and Technology Studies. She has also been a Leverhulme Visiting Professor at Cambridge, Fellow at the Berlin Institute for Advanced Study, and Resident Scholar at the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio study center. Her research concerns the role of science and technology in the law, politics, and public policy of modern democracies, with a particular focus on the challenges of globalization. She has written and lectured widely on problems of environmental regulation, risk management, and biotechnology in the United States, Europe, and India.
The press release can be read on the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation website.