CHARIS THOMPSON. "Good Science: Sociology and the Ethics of Stem Cell Research"

Monday, September 17, 2012 - 2:00pm
Blumer Room - 402 Barrows Hall

In this talk, I present work from my forthcoming book, Good Science: Ethical Choreography at the End of the Beginning of Stem Cell Research (MIT Press), focusing on the potential for the sociology of science and gender to contribute to navigating a post-genomic world. 

Charis Thompson is Professor and Chair of the Department of Gender and Women's Studies, and an Associate Director of the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society, UC Berkeley.  She is the author of Making Parents (MIT Press, 2005) which won the Rachel Carson Prize from the Society for the Social Study of Science, and of Good Science (forthcoming).  She is currently working on a comparative project on studies of inattention in the US and the UK from the 1960s to the present.