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Tess Doezema

Tess Doezema

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Tess Doezema is a Visiting Research Fellow in the Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Science, Technology and Society Program, and a Doctoral Candidate in the Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology at Arizona State University’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society. Her dissertation examines the interconnected ways right economic order and biological good are conceived as productive of good governance and human wellbeing in the U.S., Brazil, and in between.

Tess was a 2015 USAID Research Innovation Fellow. In that capacity, she examined bioeconomy imaginaries in Brazil, with a focus on biofuels innovation. She currently serves as a research associate with the RRI-Practice Project, a Horizon 2020-funded research collaboration, examining drivers and barriers to implementation of Responsible Research and Innovation across the globe. She also serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Science Policy & Governance.

Tess has an M.A. in International and Intercultural Communication from the University of Denver, and a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Michigan. Her master’s research looked at media coverage, public relations work, and activist engagement around genetically modified organisms in the U.S. and the U.K.


Doezema, T., & Hurlbut, J. B. (2017). Technologies of governance: Science, state and citizen in visions of the bioeconomy. In Bioeconomies: Life, Technology, and Capital in the 21st Century (pp. 49-71).

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