Program on Science, Technology and Society at Harvard

Harvard Kennedy School of Government | Harvard University
Shira Zilberstein

Shira Zilberstein

szilberstein (at) fas.harvard.edu

Shira Zilberstein is a PhD candidate in sociology at Harvard University and a fellow in the Science and Technology Studies program. Her research focuses on cultural sociology, science and technology studies and organizations, as well as theory and methods. She is interested in the production, interpretation and evaluation of ideas and the dynamics between hegemonic and counter-hegemonic forms of knowledge in institutional and technical settings. Her dissertation focuses on applied interdisciplinary research collaborations in the field of artificial intelligence. The project studies the ways in which ethics is practiced through and structured by organizational incentives and decision-making processes that define and seek to address social needs.