Our Program

Science & Technology Studies - also called 'science, technology, and society' - offers an interdisciplinary program of study focused on the critical role of science and technology in society, both past and present. Research in the field applies the methods and theories of the social sciences, humanities, and cultural studies to the examination of technology and scientific knowledge and practice.

Science & Technology Studies is particularly well positioned to provide analytical, critical, and informed insight into complex questions regarding science, health and engineering policy, intellectual property, expertise, ethics, and the public understanding of science. The field contributes to timely debates that bridge the academy and the world beyond it with a nuance that is often difficult to achieve from within traditional disciplines.

Our Students win scholarships!

Since the program began in 2009, 65% of our PhD students have received external funding to support their studies from varied sources such as: SSHRC, OGS, Vanier, Trillium, Elia, Colciencias (Colombia), Tubitak (Turkey), NASA and Enbridge.

News & Events

16 August 2020

Congratulations to Lina Pinto Garcia and Francesc Rodriguez Mansilla who both passed their PhD defences earlier this year!

7 February STS Futures Symposium

The STS Graduate Program held a symposium on STS Futures on 7th February at York University. Speakers included Sheila Jasanoff, Ulrike Felt, Joan Fujimura, Banu Subramaniam, Sergio Sismondo, Yves Gingras, Kelly Bronson, Alessandro Delfanti, Patrik Keilty, Raquel Velho, Orit Halpern, William Turkel, and Jonathan Roberge. Organizing committee chaired by Denielle Elliott.

09 January 2020 New Postdoc Job!

Prof Conor Douglas' collaborators in the Netherlands are looking for a postdoc on their new project: "Social Pharmaceutical Innovation for Unmet Medical Needs". See here for more information.

01 November 2019 Congratulations to Peggy Chiappetta

Congratulations to Peggy for passing her PhD defence this week!


Dates and Deadlines

Entry for 2020-2021 is currently suspended with the aim to relaunch the program for entry in 2021-2022. Please feel free to contact us for more information. Details on the application process can still be found here.