PH.D. IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY (expected )

RESEARCH AREAS
Her research interests include bioethics, medical history, disability, and constructions of the body and health. She is particularly interested in vaccine controversy and is a member of the Vaccination Research Group at Virginia Tech.
EDUCATION
Ph.D., Science and Technology Studies, (expected 2019), Virginia Polytechnic State Institute and University.
M.S., Science and Technology Studies (expected 2017), Virginia Polytechnic State Institute and University
M.(E.C.I.), Early Childhood Intervention, University of Pretoria
B.Sc., Physiotherapy, University of Cape Town

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    Department of Science and Technology in Society
  • Expected Conferral

    2019
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    tarryn.abrahams@vt.edu
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    Tarryn Abrahams
PH.D. IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY (expected )

RESEARCH AREAS

EDUCATION
Ph.D., Science and Technology Studies, (expected ), Virginia Polytechnic State Institute and University.
M.S.,
B.A.,

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    jpbanda@vt.edu
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    Jonathan Banda
PH.D. IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY (expected )

RESEARCH AREAS

EDUCATION
Ph.D., Science and Technology Studies, (expected ), Virginia Polytechnic State Institute and University.
M.S.,
B.A.,

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    jbrinkma@vt.edu
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    Joshua Brinkman
PH.D. IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY (expected )

RESEARCH AREAS
Her research topic is Korean first astronaut program. Through this program, she tries to analyze the meaning and ways of becoming experts and the roles of the general public in this process. She hopes to apply her research to public education and outreach and general expert issues.
EDUCATION
Ph.D., Science and Technology Studies, (expected ), Virginia Polytechnic State Institute and University.
M.S., Science and Technology Policy and Aerospace Engineering, KAIST, South Korea.
B.A., Aerospace Engineering, KAIST, South Korea


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    Department of Science and Technology in Society
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    seungmi@vt.edu
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    Seungmi Chung
PH.D. IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY (expected )

RESEARCH AREAS

EDUCATION
Ph.D., Science and Technology Studies, (expected ), Virginia Polytechnic State Institute and University.
M.S.,
B.A.,

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    cordovad@vt.edu
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    Daniel Cordova
PH.D. IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY (expected )

RESEARCH AREAS
Trevor Croker is writing his dissertation on the emergence of cloud computing. His research interests revolve around the history of computing, infrastructure studies, and digital politics
EDUCATION
Ph.D., Science and Technology Studies, (expected ), Virginia Polytechnic State Institute and University.
M.S.,
B.A.,Sociology,UC Santa Cruz.


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    Department of Science and Technology in Society
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    tcroker@vt.edu
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    Trevor Croker
PH.D. IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY (expected )

RESEARCH AREAS

EDUCATION
Ph.D., Science and Technology Studies, (expected ), Virginia Polytechnic State Institute and University.
M.S.,
B.A.,

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    williamdavis@vt.edu
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    Daniel Cordova
PH.D. IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY (expected )

RESEARCH AREAS
His dissertation research is focused on societal phenomena linked to uranium mining activity in the United States. Charles is an interdisciplinary scholar working in the field of Science and Technology Studies (STS). His teaching and scholarship seeks to bring into productive and meaningful dialogue perspectives encountered within the disciplinary literatures of Sociology, Philosophy, and Literary Theory.
EDUCATION
Ph.D., Science and Technology Studies, (expected ), Virginia Polytechnic State Institute and University.


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    Department of Science and Technology in Society
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    kdesouza@vt.edu
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    Charles de Souza
PH.D. IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY (expected )

RESEARCH AREAS
Research interests include Disability Studies, Prosthetics, Regenerative Medicine and therapeutic and augmentative technologies. Currently researching Eugenics and Transhumanism, their narrative similarities, and how race, gender and class are and are not dealt with within each frame.
EDUCATION
Ph.D., Science and Technology Studies, (expected ), Virginia Polytechnic State Institute and University.


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    Department of Science and Technology in Society
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    jearle@vt.edu
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    Joshua Earle
PH.D. IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY (expected )

RESEARCH AREAS

EDUCATION
Ph.D., Science and Technology Studies, (expected ), Virginia Polytechnic State Institute and University.
M.S.,
B.A.,

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    Department of Science and Technology in Society
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    mercf@vt.edu
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    Merc Fox
PH.D. IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY (expected )

RESEARCH AREAS
Her research interest includes ethnography, visual representations of knowledge, scientific rhetoric, objectivity, instrumentation, quantification, categorization, situated knowledges, feminist STS, interdisciplinarity, and attempting to bridge the scary divide between theory and practice (mostly because I care about theory a whole lot, and practice is inevitable and important).
EDUCATION
Ph.D., Science and Technology Studies, (expected ), Virginia Polytechnic State Institute and University.


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    Department of Science and Technology in Society
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    sjfried@vt.edu
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    Samantha Fried
PH.D. IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY (expected 2017)

RESEARCH AREAS
history of taxidermy, scientific representation, natural history museums
EDUCATION
Ph.D., Science and Technology Studies, (expected 2017), Virginia Polytechnic State Institute and University.
M.S., Science and Technology Studies, 2014, Virginia Polytechnic State Institute and University.
M.A. History, 2012, Virginia Polytechnic State Institute and University.
M.S.L.S. Library and Information Science, 2009, The Catholic University of America
B.A. History and English Literature,2005 Templeton Honors College, Eastern University

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    Department of Science and Technology in Society
  • Expected Conferral

    2017
  • Contact Email

    jgrun1@vt.edu
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    Jonathan Grunert
PH.D. IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY (expected )

RESEARCH AREAS
Technology Policy, Energy and Environmental Policy, Politics of Renewable Energy Policy
EDUCATION
Ph.D., Science and Technology Studies, (expected ), Virginia Polytechnic State Institute and University.


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    Department of Science and Technology in Society
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    mhalimi@vt.edu
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    Seyed M. Halimi
PH.D. IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY (expected )

RESEARCH AREAS

EDUCATION
Ph.D., Science and Technology Studies, (expected ), Virginia Polytechnic State Institute and University.
M.S.,
B.A.,

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    Department of Science and Technology in Society
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    henderj@vt.edu
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    Jennifer Henderson
PH.D. IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY (expected )

RESEARCH AREAS

EDUCATION
Ph.D., Science and Technology Studies, (expected ), Virginia Polytechnic State Institute and University.
M.S.,
B.A.,

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    Department of Science and Technology in Society
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    tjenn5eg@vt.edu
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    Timothy Jennings
PH.D. IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY (expected )

RESEARCH AREAS
Interested in the relationship between science and science fiction. Her current research projects include her dissertation (tentatively on the construction of scientific accuracy in speculative fiction) and a project on engineers in Cuba.
EDUCATION
Ph.D., Science and Technology Studies, (expected ), Virginia Polytechnic State Institute and University.


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    Department of Science and Technology in Society
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    kkoopman@vt.edu
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    Kristin Koopman
PH.D. IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY (expected )

RESEARCH AREAS

EDUCATION
Ph.D., Science and Technology Studies, (expected ), Virginia Polytechnic State Institute and University.
M.S.,
B.A.,

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    Department of Science and Technology in Society
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    malayne@vt.edu
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    Margaret (Peggy) Layne
PH.D. IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY (expected )

RESEARCH AREAS
focuses on the interdisciplinary field among technology, medicine and gender. Therefore, there are three topics I am currently interesting: 1) the gendered history of mopeds; 2) sex robot and sex toy; and 3) DNA, its politics and controversies.
EDUCATION
Ph.D., Science and Technology Studies, (expected ), Virginia Polytechnic State Institute and University.
M.A., in Gender Studies, Kaohsiung Medical University
B.A., in Social Work, Soochow University


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    Department of Science and Technology in Society
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  • Contact Email

    khlo@vt.edu
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    Kuan Hung Lo
PH.D. IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY (expected 2018)

RESEARCH AREAS
R&D valuation; history of economic and accounting thought
EDUCATION
Ph.D., Science and Technology Studies, (expected 2018), Virginia Polytechnic State Institute and University.
M.A., International Affairs, The New School, New York, NY
B.A., with Honors in Anthropology, Neuroscience, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH

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    Department of Science and Technology in Society
  • Expected Conferral

    2018
  • Contact Email

    slotfi@vt.edu
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    Sarvnaz Lotfi
PH.D. IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY (expected )

RESEARCH AREAS

EDUCATION
Ph.D., Science and Technology Studies, (expected ), Virginia Polytechnic State Institute and University.
M.S.,
B.A.,

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    Department of Science and Technology in Society
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    arludwig@vt.edu
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    Ariel Ludwig
PH.D. IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY (expected )

RESEARCH AREAS

EDUCATION
Ph.D., Science and Technology Studies, (expected ), Virginia Polytechnic State Institute and University.
M.S.,
B.A.,

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    Department of Science and Technology in Society
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    mjessie1@vt.edu
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    Jessie Mann
PH.D. IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY (expected )

RESEARCH AREAS
Her dissertation, “Translating Natural Knowledge in an Age of Revolution: Tobacco, People, and Science in Benjamin Henry Latrobe’s Virginia Journals 1795-1798,” considers tobacco as a bioartifact that acts as a lens through which to view the relationship between ecological, scientific, and political revolutions.
EDUCATION
Ph.D., Science and Technology Studies, (expected ), Virginia Polytechnic State Institute and University.


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    Department of Science and Technology in Society
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    mrmcguire@vt.edu
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    Mary Mcguire
PH.D. IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY (expected )

RESEARCH AREAS

EDUCATION
Ph.D., Science and Technology Studies, (expected ), Virginia Polytechnic State Institute and University.
M.S.,
B.A.,

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    Department of Science and Technology in Society
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  • Contact Email

    akp@vt.edu
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    Amanda Phillips
PH.D. IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY (expected )

RESEARCH AREAS

EDUCATION
Ph.D., Science and Technology Studies, (expected ), Virginia Polytechnic State Institute and University.
M.S.,
B.A.,

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    Department of Science and Technology in Society
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    pyudhap@vt.edu
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    Pratama Pradheksa
PH.D. IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY (expected 2019)

RESEARCH AREAS
Bono's research interests, in general, reside within engineering studies. They include sociology of engineering work and engineering identity, social studies of engineering technologies, engineering from multicultural perspectives, social and cultural history of engineering, and the teaching of liberal arts, humanities and ethics in the engineering education curriculum. His current research investigates electrical engineering students' experiences in school prior to their employment in Taiwan's high-tech industry.
EDUCATION
Ph.D., Science and Technology Studies, (expected 2019 ), Virginia Polytechnic State Institute and University.
M.S., Science and Technology Studies, Virginia Polytechnic State Institute and University.
B.S., Electrical Engineering, 2012, National Taiwan University

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    Department of Science and Technology in Society
  • Expected Conferral

    2019
  • Contact Email

    bonoshi@vt.edu
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    Po-Jen Shi
PH.D. IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY (expected )

RESEARCH AREAS

EDUCATION
Ph.D., Science and Technology Studies, (expected ), Virginia Polytechnic State Institute and University.
M.S.,
B.A.,

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    Department of Science and Technology in Society
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  • Contact Email

    adsmith6@vt.edu
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    Adam Smith
PH.D. IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY (expected )

RESEARCH AREAS

EDUCATION
Ph.D., Science and Technology Studies, (expected ), Virginia Polytechnic State Institute and University.
M.S.,
B.A.,

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    Department of Science and Technology in Society
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    stettlmm@vt.edu
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    Marie Stettler
PH.D. IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY (expected )

RESEARCH AREAS
Science & Technology Policy, History of Medicine, History of Technology, Bio-ethics
EDUCATION
Ph.D., Science and Technology Studies, (expected ), Virginia Polytechnic State Institute and University.


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    Department of Science and Technology in Society
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  • Contact Email

    hytsai@vt.edu
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    Hung-Yin Tsai
PH.D. IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY (expected )

RESEARCH AREAS

EDUCATION
Ph.D., Science and Technology Studies, (expected ), Virginia Polytechnic State Institute and University.
M.S.,
B.A.,

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    Department of Science and Technology in Society
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    b12white@vt.edu
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    Brynn Whiteley
PH.D. IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY (expected )

RESEARCH AREAS
Kari’s research explores belonging and identity in transdisciplinary environments devoted to research in SEAD (Science, Engineering, Art, and Design). Her work investigates relationships between individuals and institutions.
EDUCATION
Ph.D., Science and Technology Studies, (expected ), Virginia Polytechnic State Institute and University.
M.A., Science and Technology Studies, University of Vienna
B.A., Engineering Science, University of Toronto


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    Department of Science and Technology in Society
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  • Contact Email

    kazacha@vt.edu
  • Personal Website

    Kari Zacharias