Faculty Members and Their Research Interests

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).


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Eric B. Kennedy
BA (Waterloo), 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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.