Program on Science, Technology and Society at Harvard

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Current Fellows

The Program on Science, Technology and Society at Harvard sponsors a small number of stipendary and non-stipendary fellowships each year at the Kennedy School of Government who conduct research and receive advanced training in Science and Technology Studies. For more information on the Fellows Program, click here. For information on past fellows, see the links on the left. Below are a list of the current fellows with the program and a brief description of their backgrounds and interests, with links to more detailed pages containing more detailed information.

Antony Adler

Antony Adler is a Visiting Research Fellow with the Program on Science, Technology & Society (STS) at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. His current research examines the history of physical oceanography and marine geo-engineering in the twentieth century, with particular focus on Gulf Stream current research. While at Harvard, Antony will work on a book project based on his dissertation, The Ocean Laboratory: Exploration, Fieldwork, and Science at Sea.

Margarita Boenig-Liptsin

Margarita (Margo) Boenig-Liptsin is a Research Associate at the Program on Science, Technology & Society (STS). She continuing the work she began as a Postdoctoral Fellow (2015-2016) with Sheila Jasanoff on a National Science Foundation funded project, "Traveling Imaginaries of Innovation: The Practice Turn and Its Transnational Implementation."  The project examines how three models of innovation have become go-to answers for socioeconomic challenges confronting 21st century nations.

Michael Aaron Dennis

Michael Aaron Dennis is Professor of Strategy and Policy at the Naval War College and a Research Associate with the Program on Science, Technology and Society. His current work focuses on the integration of science and technology into US grand strategy. During his time at Harvard, he will also be contributing to the National Science Foundation project, “Traveling Imaginaries: A Comparative Study of Three Models of Innovation in Their Transnational Implementation.” 

Samuel Weiss Evans

Sam Weiss Evans is a Visiting Research Fellow with the Program for Science, Technology, and Society at the Harvard Kennedy School, a Research Associate at the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University, and a Research Affiliate at the Program on Emerging Technologies at MIT. Sam will be spending the year studying and engaging in ways to strengthen feedback loops between social scientists and the communities they study, focusing on security issues in biology, nuclear, and cybertechnologies. He will also be teaching a graduate course on science, technology, and security concerns in the Spring of 2016.

Nicolas Miailhe

Nicolas Miailhe is a Visiting Research Fellow with the Program on Science, Technology and Society (STS) at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He is passionate about the transformative power of technology and the way it radically changes the way we live, work and socialize. Nicolas’ research focuses on the politics of post-humanism.

Zara Mirmalek

Zara Mirmalek is a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Program on Science, Technology and Society at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Her research focuses on cultural and historical studies of technology, science, and human-machine workgroups situated within contemporary organizational communities, in particular those that operate as public references for societal norms of science, exploration and technology innovation. Her interests include organization environments and lived-experiences of work-time relationships, culture and communication, and sociotechnical imaginaries of democracy, citizen identity, and public participation.

Kellie Owens

Kellie Owens is a Visiting Research Fellow with the Program on Science, Technology, and Society (STS) at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a PhD Candidate in Sociology and Science in Human Culture at Northwestern University. Her current research examines changing risk management philosophies and practices in medicine, with a focus on American obstetrics. While at Harvard, Kellie is working on a related article on the boundaries of responsible knowledge in medicine. The article uses the case of electronic fetal heart rate monitoring during labor and delivery to explore how medical providers are reacting to data suggesting that monitoring technology is not improving health outcomes and may be leading to unnecessary interventions.

Kyoko Sato

Kyoko Sato is Associate Director of the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at Stanford University and Senior Researcher on the Harvard STS Program's project, “The Fukushima Disaster and the Cultural Politics of Nuclear Power in the United States and Japan(2013-2016). The project is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, with Sheila Jasanoff as the Principal Investigator, and explores how postwar nuclear governance evolved in Japan and the United States, as well as the impact of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Hilton Simmet

Hilton Simmet is a Student Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Research Fellow at the STS Program at Harvard. While doing his Fulbright in Senegal for the 2015-2016 academic year, he will be looking at how varied imaginaries of development compete for time and value, and how local modes of world-making intersect with global concerns about sustainable development, migration, and progress.