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Benjamin Raimbault

Benjamin Raimbault

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Benjamin Raimbault is a doctoral candidate in STS at the University of Paris-Est Marne la Vallée and was a visiting fellow at the Harvard STS program for the 2015-2016 academic year. His current research focuses on the emerging technoscientific field through the case of Synthetic Biology with a particular interest on the mobilization of the notion of engineering biology. Benjamin is an agricultural engineer specialized in sociology of environment graduated from the school AgroParisTech in 2012. In 2013, he received a master in History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris, writing his dissertation on the emergence of synthetic biology through a scientometric approach.

Since 2014, he has been affiliated with the National Institute of Agricultural Research (INRA) as a graduate STS researcher. Since 2012, Benjamin is invited to the French Observatory on Synthetic Biology, an hybrid forum hosted by the CNAM. While in Boston, he will be continuing his fieldworks at MIT through ethnographic and historical studies to trace the genealogy of engineering biology and its current application.

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