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Jack R Leff

Jack R Leff, Science and Technology Studies Student

Jack R Leff, Science and Technology Studies Student
Jack R Leff, Science and Technology Studies Student

Department of  Science, Technology, and Society
Blacksburg, VA 24061
leffjr@vt.edu                                                                                                                                                                                   

I’m Jack R Leff (he/him), a Ph.D. student in the Science, Technology, and Society (STS) program at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. My dissertation is on the spatial and epistemic biopolitics of tear gas. I have a background in continental philosophy and applied ethics (M.S.) and cellular/molecular biology (B.S.), which form the backdrop for my interdisciplinary work. I’m also an active political organizer interested in prison abolition. Please feel free to shoot me an email to get in touch, I am always excited to meet other people interested in this work. 

Twitter: @JRLefftist   

  • Politics of Breath, Breathing, and Atmosphere
  • STS
  • Feminist Theories of Affect and Knowledge Production
  • Prison-Industrial-Complex Abolition
  • Biopolitics and Political Theory
  • PhD Science and Technology Studies (STS), Virginia Tech, in-progress
  • MS Science and Technology Studies (STS), Virginia Tech, 2020
  • MA Ethics and Applied Philosophy, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2018
  • BS Cellular and Molecular Biology, Appalachian State University, 2016

Regenerative Medicine Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program (RM IGEP)