Sheila Jasanoff is Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. She has held faculty appointments at several universities, including Cornell, Yale, Oxford, Cambridge, and Kyoto. At Cornell, she founded and chaired the Department of Science and Technology Studies. She has been a Fellow at the Berlin Institute for Advanced Study (Wissenschaftskolleg) and Resident Scholar at the Rockefeller Foundation’s study center in Bellagio.

Her research centers on the relationship of science and technology to politics and policy of modern democratic societies, with a particular focus on the uses of science in legal and regulatory decisionmaking. She has written and lectured widely on problems of environmental regulation and risk management in the United States, Europe, and India.

Jasanoff has served on the Board of Directors of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and as President of the Society for Social Studies of Science.

Last Updated: September 8, 2017

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