Faculty Members and Their Research Interests

Full & Associate Members

These members can act as primary supervisors of MA students (Full & Associate) and PhD students (Full only); they can act as co-supervisors of MA and PhD students; they can sit on PhD Competency Exam Committees; they can sit on PhD Dissertation Committees; and they can teach courses in the program.


Anna Agathangelou
BA (Miami), MA, PhD (Syracuse)
Associate Professor
Department of Politics
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Research Interests
International relations; international feminist political economy; feminist/postocolonial/decolonial science & technology studies; time & temporality in world politics; reconstruction post-conflict; contemporary critical security studies; race & racism; EU & peripheral regional powers (e.g. Cyprus, Greece, Turkey, MENA region).


Steve Alsop
BSc, BEd (London), PhD (Surrey)
Professor
Faculty of Education
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Research Interests
Science & technology education; the profit motive & science; science, technology, sustainability & globalization; critical place based education.


Katharine Anderson
BA (McGill), MA (Massaschussetts), PhD (Northwestern)
Professor
Department of Humanities
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Research Interests
History of 19th-century sciences; environmental sciences; science & public life.


Pat Armstrong
BA (Toronto), MA, PhD (Carleton)
Professor
Department of Sociology
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Research Interests
Sociology of health & illness; Canadian health care; women & health.


Steven Bailey
AB (Bard), MA (Iowa State), MA (Bowling Green), PhD (Illinois)
Associate Professor
Department of Humanities
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Research Interests
Technology & philosophy; identity in the digital age; technology & popular culture.


Melanie Baljko
BA (Waterloo), MSc, PhD (Toronto)
Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
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Research Interests
Design & evaluation methodologies for interactive digital media; identity & discourse in computer-mediated contexts (social media, discussion fora); design & representation of assistive technology (i.e. technologies intended to assist those with disabilities).


Kean Birch
Graduate Program Director (2017-2021)
MA, MSc (Edinburgh), PhD (Oxford Brookes)
Associate Professor
Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change

Co-editor, Science as Culture
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Research Interests
Political economy of technoscience; financing technoscience; assets, assetization & rentiership; data studies, especially digital personal data; digital capitalism; neoliberal technoscience; biofuels, biotechnology & the bioeconomy; innovation studies; sustainability transitions.


Tina Young Choi
AB (Harvard), MA, PhD (California)
Associate Professor
Department of English
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Research Interests
19th century British science; history of medicine; history of the body & sexuality.


Kathryn Denning
BA, MA (McMaster), PhD (Sheffield)
Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology
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Research Interests
Anthropology; astrobiology; SETI; extraterrestrial life; human expansion into space; animal studies; archaeology in society.


Conor Douglas
BA (Victoria), MA (Amsterdam), PhD (York, UK)
Assistant Professor
Department of Science and Technology Studies
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Research Interests
Sociology of science & technology; science policy & governance; biomedical, pharmaceutical & drug research; synthetic biology; biobanks; translational science.


Denielle Elliott
BA (Victoria), MA (MUN), PhD (SFU)
Associate Professor
Health & Society, Department of Social Science
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Research Interests
Anthropology of biosciences; colonial & postcolonial medicine; biopolitics; ethnography.


James Elwick
BA (Western), MPhil (Cantab), MA, PhD (Toronto)
Associate Professor
Department of Science and Technology Studies
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Research Interests
History and philosophy of biology; history & sociology of science education; Victorian science.


Leesa Fawcett
BSc (Guelph), MES, PhD (York)
Associate Professor
Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change
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Research Interests
Science & environmental studies; human & animal relations; eco–feminism.


Christopher Green
Associate Member
BA (Bishop’s), MA (SFU), PhD (Toronto)
Professor
Department of Psychology
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Research Interests
History of psychology, especially USA 1870–1930; influences of evolutionary theory & statistics on psychology; electronic scholarship.


Jan Hadlaw
BFA, MA (Concordia), PhD (SFU)
Associate Professor
Department of Design
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Research Interests
Modern communications technology; design & representation of technologies; social imaginaries of time & space; 20th-century Canadian design & nationalism.


nancy viva davis halifax
PhD (Toronto)
Associate Professor
School of Health Policy & Management
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Research Interests
crip & feminist theory\s; body\s & embodiment/s; the more-than-human; theory/s in the feminisms; intimate perspectives in biomedicine; language & representation; polyphonic & lyrical theory\s.


Ernst Hamm
BA (UBC), MA, PhD (Toronto)
Associate Professor
Department of Science and Technology Studies
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Research Interests
Enlightenment & Romantic science; history of earth & environmental sciences; Goethe's science; relationship between the natural & the human sciences.


Alison Harvey
MA (Concordia), PhD (York)
Assistant Professor
Communications, Glendon College
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Research Interests

Digital media & cultures; digital games & play; platform politics & online infrastructure; feminist technoscience; design & data justice; digital methods.


Jagdish Hattiangadi
BA (Bombay), MA (London), PhD (Princeton)
Professor
Department of Philosophy
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Research Interests
Philosophy of science; induction & scientific method; the mind as scientific object.


Christina E. Hoicka
BEng (McGill), MES (York), PhD (Waterloo)
Associate Professor
Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change
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Research Interests
Sustainability transitions; innovation studies; climate change; renewable energy; low-carbon innovation; renewable energy & low-carbon transitions; community energy; energy justice & democracy; energy users & communities.


Eric B. Kennedy
BKI (Waterloo), MSc, PhD (Arizona State)
Assistant Professor
Disaster and Emergency Management, School of Administrative Studies
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Research Interests
Wildfire; disaster management; emergency management; natural hazards; science policy; expertise; citizen science; public engagement in science.


Leslie Korrick
BA (Carleton), MA, MPhil, PhD (Toronto)
Associate Professor
Department of Visual Art and Art History
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Research Interests
Science & Renaissance music; the cabinet of curiosities & collecting.


Kenton Kroker
BA (Victoria), MA, PhD (Toronto)
Associate Professor
Health & Society, Department of Social Science
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Research Interests
20th-century medicine; sleep research; epidemics; history of psychology.


Anita Lam
HBSc, MA, PhD (Toronto)
Associate Professor
Criminology, Department of Social Science
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Research Interests
Crime, media & popular culture; representations (of crime and law); surveillance technologies; actor-network theory; forensic science.


Ganaele Langlois
Associate Member
Maîtrise (Sorbonne-Paris IV), MA, PhD (York/Ryerson)
Associate Professor
Department of Communication Studies
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Research Interests
Digital media, technologies, & systems; critical theory; philosophy of technology; digital capitalism; software, platforms, & infrastructure Studies; digital methods; decolonizing the digital.


Bernard Lightman
BA, MA (York), PhD (Brandeis)
Professor
Department of Humanities
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Research Interests
19th-century British science; science & popular culture; science & religion.


Aryn Martin
BscH (Queens), MES (York), MA, PhD (Cornell)
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
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Research Interests
Social and historical studies of biomedicine; genetics & identity; feminist theory; chimerism & microchimerism.


Dan McArthur
BA, MA (Carleton), PhD (Ottawa)
Associate Professor
Department of Philosophy
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Research Interests
Philosophy of science, especially topics in the philosophy of physics relating to the Realism Question; applied ethics topics relating to scientific practice, new technologies & technology policy, especially topics relating to the application of the Precautionary Principle.


Hélène Mialet
MA (Sorbonne Paris 1), PhD (Sorbonne Paris 1 and Ecole Supérieure des Mines de Paris)
Associate Professor
Department of Science and Technology Studies
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Research Interests
Philosophy and sociology of science; cognition, subjectivity & human-machine interaction; body & self.


Parisa Moosavi
Associate Member
MS (Sharif University of Technology), MA, MS (Virginia Tech), PhD (Toronto)
Assistant Professor
Department of Philosophy
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Research Interests
Ethics, metaethics, and their intersection with philosophy of biology and philosophy of artificial intelligence


Natasha Myers
BSc (McGill), MES (York), PhD (MIT)
Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology
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Research Interests
Anthropology of science; feminist science studies; scientific visualization; modes of embodiment in technoscience.


Eric Mykhalovskiy
BA (Western), BA, MA, PhD (York)
Professor
Department of Sociology
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Research Interests
Biomedical knowledge; HIV/AIDS; evidence–based medicine; public health.


Roxanne Mykitiuk
Associate Member
BA (Alberta), LLB (Toronto), LLM, JSD (Columbia), of the Bar of Alberta
Professor
Osgoode Hall Law School
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Research Interests
Genetic & reproductive technologies; legal regulation; feminist & critical disability perspectives.


Jonathan A. Obar
Associate Member
MA (Syracuse), PhD (Penn State)
Assistant Professor
Department of Communication Studies

Research Fellow, Quello Center, Michigan State University
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Research Interests
Information policy; communication policy; Big Data and privacy; surveillance; network neutrality; digital activism.


Michael Pettit
Associate Member
BA (King’s and Dalhousie), PhD (Toronto)
Professor
Department of Psychology
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Research Interests
History of the human sciences; biopolitics; gender, race & sexuality in science.


Sarah Rotz
MES (York), PhD (Guelph)
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change
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Research Interests
Political ecology of land & food; critical data studies & digitalization; agri-food studies; farmland governance, investment & financialization; settler colonial studies; racial hierarchies in agri-food systems; agricultural industrialization & neoliberalism; the politics of ag-tech.


Alexandra Rutherford
Associate Member
BSc (Toronto), MA, PhD (York)
Professor
Department of Psychology
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Research Interests
20th-century American psychology; women & feminism in psychology; behavioral technologies; behaviorism & American culture.


Gabi Schaffzin
MFA (Massachusetts College of Art & Design), MA, PhD (UC San Diego)
Assistant Professor
Department of Design
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Research Interests
Graphic representations of pain; disability studies; design studies & history of design; history of computing; visual STS; anthropometrics & the quantified-self.


Marlene Shore
BA (Toronto), MA (UBC), PhD (Toronto)
Professor
Department of History
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Research Interests
Modern cultural history; modern North American psychology; history of the human sciences


Zbigniew Stachniak
Associate Member
MSc, PhD (Wroslaw)
Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
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Research Interests
History of microcomputing; history of computing & information technologies in Canada; computing & society; artificial intelligence.


Joan Steigerwald
BA, BA (Manitoba), PhD (King's College, London)
Associate Professor
Department of Humanities
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Research Interests
History of the life sciences: 18th-century science; German idealism & Romanticism; figural representations of nature; epistemology of experiment & technology.


Thomas Teo
Associate Member
Mag. Rer. Nat., PhD (Vienna)
Professor
Department of Psychology
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Research Interests
Philosophy & science; science & race; human sciences.


Natasha Tusikov
Associate Member
BA (UBC), MA (Queen’s), PhD (Australian National University)
Assistant Professor
Department of Social Science
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Research Interests
Internet and platform governance; data governance; critical data studies; digital methods; internet of things and smart cities; regulatory theory; regulation and technology; policing and technology; intellectual property.


Lorna Weir
Associate Member
BA (McGill), MA, PhD (York)
Professor
Department of Sociology
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Research Interests
Health & social theory; securitizing of the life sciences; biopolitics; global public health surveillance.

 


Adjunct Members

These members can act as secondary supervisors of MA students; they can sit on PhD Dissertation Committees; and they can sit on PhD Competency Exam Committees. In exceptional circumstances, they can act as co-supervisors of MA and PhD students.


Naomi Adelson
Adjunct Member
BA (McGill), MA (McMaster), PhD (McGill)
Professor
Ryerson University
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Research Interests
Medical anthropology; Canadian aboriginal health; the body & technological representations.


Stéphane Couture
Adjunct Member
BSc (Sherbrooke), MA (UQAM), PhD (UQAM and Télécom ParisTech)
Assistant Professor
Département de communication
Université de Montréal
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Research Interests
Values in technological design; digital cultures & policies; internet governance; software & code studies


Alessandro Delfanti
Adjunct Member
DVM (Parma), MSC (SISSA), PhD (Milan)
Associate Professor
ICCIT and Faculty of Information
University of Toronto
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Research Interests
Labour and technology; political economy of technoscience; scholarly communication; automation; digital capitalism; hacker cultures


Matthew Farish
Adjunct Member
BA, PhD (UBC)
Associate Professor
Department of Geography and Program in Planning
University of Toronto
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Research Interests
Militarism and militarization; 20th-century American science; biopolitics; historical geography & environmental history.


Edward Jones–Imhotep
Adjunct Member
BA (York), PhD (Harvard)
Director & Associate Professor
Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
University of Toronto
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Research Interests
Modern technology; modern physics; science, technology & identity; 20th-century Canadian science.


Michelle Murphy
Adjunct Member
BA (Toronto), PhD (Harvard)
Professor
Department of History
University of Toronto
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Research Interests
Biopolitics; feminist & postcolonial technoscience studies; histories of value, sex, race & environment.


Elizabeth Neswald
Adjunct Member
BA (Johns Hopkins), MA, PhD (Humboldt)
Associate Professor
Department of History
Brock University
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Research Interests
History of thermodynamics (19th– to early 20th-century); history of nutrition physiology (19th– to early 20th-century); material cultures of science & technology; science in 19th–century Ireland; science in 19th–century Germany.


David Pantalony
Adjunct Member
BA, Hons(Queen's), MA, PhD (Toronto)
Curator, Physical Sciences and Medicine
Canada Science and Technology Museum
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Research Interests
History of scientific instruments; history of medicine; museums.