Program on Science, Technology and Society at Harvard

Harvard Kennedy School of Government | Harvard University
Matthew Sample

Matthew Sample

matthew_sample (at)

Matthew Sample is currently senior research fellow at Harvard STS, working on critiques of philosophy and societal aspects of human genome editing. Matthew was a doctoral candidate in philosophy at the University of Washington and a visiting fellow at the Harvard STS program 2014-16. From 2012-2016, he was affiliated with the National Science Foundation Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE) as a graduate ethics researcher, helping to design ethics infrastructure within an engineering research cluster and to collaborate with scientists and engineers.

Matthew completed undergraduate degrees in biology and philosophy at the University of Arkansas. In 2011, he received a MPhil in History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science at the University of Cambridge, writing on the synthetic a priori and the philosophical problem of change within seemingly fixed conceptual frameworks.

His CV and publications can be found at