Mittwoch, 05. Oktober 2022, 17:00 - 18:30 iCal

STS talk by Edward J. Hackett:

Scientific Research and Sociological Ambivalence Redux

Department of Science and Technology Studies / Seminar Room / Staircase II / 6th floor (NIG)
Universitätsstraße 7, 1010 Wien


Edward J. Hackett is vice provost for research and a professor in the Heller School for Social Policy and Management. He is responsible for the Office of Research Administration, the Office of Technology Licensing, the Foster Lab (which cares for animal subjects used in research), and Sponsored Program Accounting. From 1997-2015, he was a professor in Arizona State University’s School of Human Evolution and Social Change, with appointments in the School of Sustainability, School of Life Sciences, and Consortium for Science Policy & Outcomes. He was a founding member of the Department of Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1984-98). As a rotator, he directed the NSF Division of Social and Economic Sciences (2006-08), and the Science and Technology Studies program (1996-98).


His research, supported by various NSF grants, has mainly focused on the social organization and dynamics of science, peer review and environmental justice. In his presentation, Ed will share with us his recent work drawing on a long-term study of scientific collaboration to explore the place and salience of sociological ambivalence in the conduct of science. After a review and synthesis of key findings, his paper describes some of the most relevant research issues emerging from his project.


Department of Science and Technology Studies


Karin Neumann
Institut für Wissenschafts- und Technikforschung