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Nicole West Bassoff

Nicole West Bassoff

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Nicole West Bassoff is a PhD student in Public Policy and STS at Harvard Kennedy School and one of the organizers of the Graduate Research in STS (GRiSTS) Conference. She is interested broadly in interrogating the expert understandings of publics and public good that motivate technocratic forms of governance.

Prior to starting her PhD at Harvard, Nicole was awarded a Wellcome Trust master’s studentship to pursue an MPhil in History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine at the University of Cambridge. Her dissertation explored the promissory rhetorics of publicly-funded genomic science projects in the U.S. She holds a BA from Harvard in History and Science.