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Saul Halfon

Saul Halfon, Associate Professor

Saul Halfon, Associate Professor
Saul Halfon, Associate Professor, Science and Technology in Society.

Department of Science, Technology, and Society
232 Lane Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-1648 |

Saul Halfon is an associate professor in the Department of Science, Technology, and Society. 

  • Political sociology of technoscience
  • Technical practices of policy institutions
  • Food studies
  • Reproductive health
  • Public engagement with science and technology
  • PhD, Cornell University, Science and Technology Studies.
  • BA, Wesleyan University, Chemistry and the Science in Society Program. 
  • Director, Graduate Studies, STS
  • Chair, University Commission of Graduate Studies and Policies
  • Co-Chair, Theatre Workshop in Science, Technology, and Society
  • Co-Chair, Choices and Challenges Public Forums
  • Member, Society for the Social studies of Science
  • 2013-2014 College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Advising.


Halfon, Saul. 2006. The Cairo Consensus: Demographic Surveys, Women’s Empowerment, and Regime Change in Population Policy. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Taylor, Peter, Saul Halfon, and Paul Edwards (Eds). 1997. Changing Life: Genomes, Ecologies, Bodies, Commodities. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Journal Articles

Halfon, Saul. April, 2015. “Contesting Human Security Expertise: Technical Practices in Reconfiguring International Security,” In Trine Villumsen Berling and Christian Bueger (editors), Capturing Security Expertise: Practice, Power, Responsibility. (PRIO New Security Studies), Cambridge/New York: Routledge. Pages 141-157.

Halfon, Saul. 2010. “Confronting the WTO: Intervention Strategies in GMO Adjudication.” Science, Technology and Human Values, 35/3 (May): 307-329.

Halfon, Saul. 2010. “Encountering Birth: Negotiating Expertise, Networks, and My STS Self.” Science as Culture, 19/1 (March): 61-77.

Halfon, Saul. 2008. “Depleted Uranium, Public Science, and the Politics of Closure.” Review of Policy Research, 25/4 (July): 295-311.

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