I am a sociologist working in the interdisciplinary field of Science and Technology Studies (STS). I received my PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2007. I work at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where I am an associate professor and currently serve as director of the STS graduate program. My publications include Seeds, Science, and Struggle: The Global Politics of Transgenic Crops (MIT, 2012) and a variety of articles on science, technology, the environment, and social protest. My current research, the Watershed Knowledge Mapping Project, examines the practices and politics of environmental monitoring in the context of shale gas development, or "fracking." At Rensselaer, I teach courses such as "Food, Farms, and Famine," "Century of Environmental Thought," "Concepts in STS," and "Science, Technology, and Social Movements."
Vassar Quarterly profile: "Politics of the Plate"