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Science and Technology Studies

Though most often studied as independent bodies of knowledge, science and technology pervade everyday life, politics, and knowledge production. Increasingly, participation in political and public life demands fluency with languages of technoscience; such fluency affects peoples’ ability to be “successful” patients, consumers, and community members. Scholars in Stanford’s anthropology department engage the implications of technoscience and contribute analytic methods to better understanding the larger question of how scientific knowledge and the practices of technoscientific experts intersect processes of social life, governance, and human suffering.


Associate Professor of Anthropology
Susan S. and William H. Hindle Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, Emeritus
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology and, by courtesy, Department of Medicine; Senior Fellow, by courtesy, at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Albert Ray Lang Professor