Science and Technology Studies

Science and Technology Studies offers graduate students firm grounding in the fundamental concepts, research methods, and discourses of STS, including disciplinary and theoretical perspectives on the question of scientific objectivity and methodology; sites of knowledge production; the development of scientific knowledge and technological practices; the uses of knowledge in policymaking and other social contexts; the political and social roles of scientists, engineers, and other experts; science, technology, and ethics; science, technology, and aesthetic representation; public perceptions of science and technology; the rhetoric of science; and critical analysis of interactions between science and technology and the broader literary and media cultures in which they are embedded.


Faculty Members

Name Research Interests
Anger, Suzy Victorian Literature, Literature and Philosophy, Victorian Literature and Psychology, Victorian Literature and Science, Hermeneutics
Barnes, Trevor Vancouver
Bartha, Paul Philosophy of sciences and technologies; Environmental philosophy; Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Probability, Confirmation, Decision Theory
Beatty, John Henry Socio-political dimensions of genetics and evolutionary biology
Berryman, Sylvia Philosophy, History and Comparative Studies; Ancient Greek natural philosophy; Aristotle's ethics; ethics and global poverty
Bowers, Katherine Arts, Literature and Subjectivity; Arts and Cultural Traditions; Arts and Technologies; Arts and Literary Policies; Russian literature; Russian culture; literary culture; genre; narrative; imagined geography; the novel; Dostoevsky; gothic fiction
Brain, Robert History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, Modern European Cultural and Intellectual History
Callison, Candis changes to media practices and platforms, journalism ethics, the role of social movements in public discourse, and understanding how issues related to science and technology become meaningful for diverse publics.
Dick, Alexander Literary or Artistic Work Analysis; Philosophy, History and Comparative Studies; Artistic and Literary Theories; Arts, Literature and Subjectivity; British Romanticism; Scottish Enlightenment; Literature and Economics; Literature and the Environment; Literature and Science; Scottish Literature
Frank, Adam Nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature, media, and poetics, science and technology studies, theories and histories of affect and feeling, rhetoric of science
Hill, Ian rhetoric, persuasion, argumentation, technology, weapons, interrogation, political economy, war rhetoric, conflict rhetoric, dissent, mass movements
Iurascu, Ilinca Arts and Technologies; Artistic and Literary Theories; Media and Society; Arts and Cultural Traditions; Theories and Philosophies; German literature; media theory; Cultural Studies; film studies; critical theory; visual studies; media archeology
Johnston, Kirsty Dramatic literature and theatre history with particular interest in disability arts and intersections between health, disability and performance
Kemple, Thomas Social and cultural theory, history of social sciences, literary and interpretive methods, aesthetic sociology, visual representation of concepts and arguments
Kojevnikov, Alexei Modern history of science, especially physics, science, society,and culture, Russia and Soviet History, Nuclear History and the Cold War
Mawani, Renisa Philosophy, History and Comparative Studies; Colonial Legal History; critical theory; Race and Racism; Oceans and Maritime Worlds; Time and Temporality
Nardizzi, Vincent Renaissance literature , ecotheory, queer and disability studies
Petrina, Stephen Adolescent Issues, Artistic and Aesthetic Development, Arts Education, Children & Youth, Cultural Studies, Curriculum Studies, Educational Technologies, Environmental Education, Higher Education, History of Education, Literacy, Media, Semiotics, Text Studies, Metacognition and Learning, Music, Pedagogy, Philosophy, Research Design and Method, Science Education, Social Cognition, Social Studies Education, Sociological Issues, Subcultures, Technology
Ramana, M. V. Energy Production; Nuclear and Fusion; nuclear energy; nuclear disarmament; arms control; nuclear policy; risk of nuclear accidents; political economy of energy
Richardson, Alan Walter History of philosophy of science in early twentieth century
Schabas, Margaret Philosophy, History and Comparative Studies; History and Philosophy of Economics
Segal, Judy Public discourse and personal experience(health and illness)
Smith, Tai Arts and Technologies; Economical Contexts; Modern and Contemporary Art and Design; media theory; Politics of Media and Mediation; Gender; Textiles
Steel, Daniel Addiction; Diversity; ethics; Opioid crisis; Clinical trials; Equity; Philosophy / Ethics; philosophy of science; Values and science risk; Precautionary principle
Stephens, Christopher philosophy of biology; philosophy of science; rationality; Why be rational?; scientific philosophy
Thompson, Evan Philosophical Foundations; Philosophy, History and Comparative Studies; Theories and Philosophies; Cognitive Science; Philosophy of Mind; Phenomenology; Asian Philosophies
Tworek, Heidi Philosophy, History and Comparative Studies; history of media and communications; international relations; international organizations; Germany; Europe
Wang, Jessica US history, 19th and 20th centuries, history of science and medicine, political and intellectual history, social and urban history, US international history
Winthrop-Young, Geoffrey German theories of media and cultural techniques, Complexity, biological evolution and animal studies, Secret societies and conspiracy theories, Science Fiction (special focus on Alternate history)
Woods, Derek Ecology, technology, and modern narrative in relation to the history of science; Harmful and “symbiotic” technologies; Influence of cybernetics on ecology and Earth system science
Wylie, Alison Philosophy, History and Comparative Studies; philosophy of science; philosophy of the social and historial sciences; feminist philosophy; philosophy of archaeology; research ethics (non-medical); science studies