Barbara Allen (Uneasy Alchemy: Dissonance, Resistance, Justice, and Change in Louisiana’s Industrial Corridor, 1999) went on to become Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Program in Science and Technology Studies, Virginia Tech’s Northern Virginia Center. Her book, Uneasy Alchemy: Citizens and Experts in Louisiana's Chemical Corridor Disputes, was published by MIT Press in 2003.

Sulfikar Amir (Power, Culture, and the Airplane: Technological Nationalism in New Order Indonesia, 2005) is Assistant Professor of Sociology, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Richard Arias-Hernandez (Engineering the Network Society: a Social Worlds/Arenas Analysis of Governmental and Non-governmental Organizations in Colombia, 2008) went on to work at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia.

Msmaku Asrat (Modernity and Change in Ethiopia: 1941-1991: From Feudalism to Ethnic Federalism, 2003).

Wenda Bauchspies (Togolese Female Science Educators: Innovators, Bridges or Instruments?, 1998) went to work at Pennsylvania State University, and now is Associate Professor of Sociology at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Colin Beech (The Grail and the Golem: The Sociology of Aleatory Artifacts, 2008) went on to become an IT professional who heads Beech & Associates, a procurement and grant consulting firm in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Jean-Francois Blanchette (Dematerializing” Written Proof: French Evidence Law, Cryptography, and the Global Politics of Authenticity, 2002) went on to become Associate Professor in the Information Studies Department, University of California Los Angeles. His book, Burdens of Proof: Cryptographic Culture and Evidence Law in the Age of Electronic Documents, was published by MIT Press in 2012.

Deborah Blizzard (The Socio-Cultural Construction of Fetoscopy, 2000) went on to become Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Science, Technology, and Society/Public Policy, Rochester Institute of Technology. Blizzard’s book, Looking Within: A Social Examination of Fetoscopy, was published by MIT Press in 2007.


Ayala Cnaan (Holy Land of Aliens: Formal Decision-Making Mechanisms in Israeli Alternative Communities, 2007) became assistant lecturer at University of New England (Biddeford, Maine), department of Society, Culture and Languages.

Dikoh Chen, 1999, studied labor, gender, and religion among Taiwanese machinists, is Associate Professor, Graduate School for Transformation Studies, Shih-Hsin University, Taiwan.

Todd Cherkasky (Design Style: A Method for Critical Analysis of Design Applied to Workplace Technologies, 1999) went on to become Global Lead for SapientNitro’s Research & Insights Practice, based in Chicago, Illinois.

Brandon Costelloe-Kuehn (Environmental Media Systems: Innovations at the U S Environmental Protection Agency's National Exposure Research Laboratory, 2012) went on to work as an environmental educator, and as an lecturer in Rensselaer’s Department of Science and Technology Studies.

Jennifer Croissant (Bodies, Movements, Representations: Elements Toward a Feminist Theory of Knowledge, 1994) is Associate Professor of Anthropology, Women's Studies and Sociology, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Arizona.

Shib Shankar Dasgupta (Integrating the Poor through e-Governance: A Case Study of the National e-Governance Plan in India, 2011) works for GreeneWorks, a Washington, DSC-based NGO specializing in health, development, and use of ICTs for Social Inclusion.

Lane DeNicola (Techniques of the Environmental Observer: India's Earth Remote Sensing Program in the Age of Global Information 2007), is faculty in the Division of History and Social Sciences, Oxford College of Emory University, and convener of its master’s degree programme in Digital Anthropology.

Camar Diaz-Torres (Small Arms: Technologies of Sustained Militarization in Postwar Guatemala, 2007).

Rachel Dowty (The Boundaries Between Your Brain and Me: Mental Categories in the Cognitive Neurosciences, 2008) is Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Anthropology at Louisiana State University and co-director of the Disaster Science and Management Program.

Seval Dülgeroğlu Yavuz (Technological Representation in Advertisements: Restructuring Meaning and Culture, 2003) is Assistant Professor, Chair of the Department of Graphic Design, and Associate Dean of the Fine Arts Faculty at Mustafa Kemal University in Antakya, Turkey,

Lawrence Eng (Otaku Engagements: Subcultural Appropriation of Science and Technology, 2006) went on to work as a product analyst for Opera Software.

Maral Erol (Postmenopausal Hormone Replacement Therapy in Turkey: Situational Analysis of a Reproductive Technology at the Intersection of Gender Identity, Modernity, and Modernization, 2008) went on to postdoctoral fellowship at Duke University.

Virginia Eubanks (Popular Technology: Citizenship and Inequality in the Information Economy, 2004) went on to become Associate Professor in the Department of Women’s Studies at the SUNY University at Albany. Eubank’s book, Digital Dead End, was published by MIT Press in 2010.

Nicole Farkas, Democracy and Science Shops in the Netherlands (2002).

James Fenimore, (High-Tech Worship: Digital Display Technologies and Protestant Liturgical Practice in the U.S., 2009) continues to work as pastor and administrator for the United Methodist Church in New York State.

Patrick Feng (Designing a "Global" Privacy Standard: Politics and Expertise in Technical Standards-Setting, 2002) went on to a postdoctoral fellowship at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, and then became Assistant Professor, Department of Communication and Culture, University of Calgary, Canada.

Sean Ferguson, Plastics without Petroleum: The Politics of Green Bioplastics in the United States (2012). He is an Energy Analyst with NYSERDA.

Jill Fisher (Pharmaceutical Paternalism and the Privatization of Clinical Trials, 2005) was Assistant Professor in the Department of Women’s Studies, Arizona State University, and then moved to the Center for Bioethics and Society, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She is currently Assistant Professor of Social Medicine in the School of Medicine at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Fisher’s book, Medical Research for Hire: the Political Economy of Pharmaceutical Clinical Trials, was published by Rutgers University Press in 2009.

Nathan Fisk (Trash Talk and Trusted Adults: An Analysis of Youth Internet Safety Discourses in New York State, 2011) went on to work as a lecturer in Rensselaer’s Department of Science and Technology Studies.

Jenrose Fitzgerald (Citizens, Experts, and the Economy: The Grassroots Takeover of Kentucky’s Agricultural Future, 2004) went on to be an NSF postdoctoral research at The Appalachian Center, University of Kentucky.

Kenneth Fleischman (Exploring the Design-Use Interface: The Agency of Boundary Objects in Educational Technology, 2004) went on to work at Florida State University and then on to be Associate Professor, School of Information at the University of Texas, Austin.

Nicole Foster-Feliciano, Contingent Mechanization: The Case of American Dairying (2008).

Matthew Francisco (Agents on the Loose: Embodied Reflexive Practice in Emerging Computational Social Science, 2010), went on to a research associate position in the School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University.

Art Fricke (Searching for Extra-Terrestrial Life, 2004)

Govind Gopakumar (Neoliberal Policy Thrusts and Fluid Transitions: Analyzing the Dynamics of Water Supply and Sanitation Partnerships in Urban India, 2008) is Assistant Professor, Centre for Engineering in Society, Concordia University, Canada. His book, Transforming Urban Water Supplies in India: The Role of Reform and Partnerships in Globalization, was published by Routledge in 2011.

Alison Kenner (Breathtaking: Contemporary Figures of US Asthma Care, 2012) went on to be Assistant Professor, Department of History and Politics, Drexel University, which has an STS master’s degree program.

Aalok Khandekar (Engineering the Global Indian: Skills, Cosmopolitanism, and Families in Circuits of High-tech Migrations between India and the United States, 2010), went on to a postdoctoral fellowship at Maastricht University, The Netherlands.

Eun-Sung Kim, (Impure Bioethics: Social and Policy Studies of Bioethics Associated with Stem Cell Research in the United States and South Korea, 2006), is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea.

Anna Lamprou, Toxic Chemicals, Environmental Organizations, and the Governance of Science and Technology in the EU and the US: The Case of Nanotechnology (2012).

Sean Lawson (Info@War.Mil: Nonlinear Science and the Emergence of Information Age Warfare in the United States Military, 2008), is Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, University of Utah.

Natasha Lettis, information technology and politics, Northern Ireland (2006).

David Levinger (Pedestrian Technologies: Redesigning Citizens, Organizers, and Technical Professionals, 2002) went on to work for Feet First, Seattle, and then for the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, Washington, D.C.

Lisa A. McLaughlin, 2003, Spotlighting Emergent Gender Bias in Undergraduate Engineering Education, is an adjunct professor at Greenfield Community College.

John Monberg (Making the Public Count : A Comparative Case Study of Emergent Information Technology-based Publics, 1997), is Assistant Professor, Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures, Michigan State University.

Torin Monihan (Designing Flexible Futures: Globalization, Technological Change, and Institutional Conflict in the Los Angeles Public School System, 2003) went on to becomeAssociate Professor of Human & Organizational Development at Vanderbilt University. His book, Surveillance in the Time of Insecurity, was published by Rutgers University Press in 2010. His book Globalization, Technological Change and Public Education was published by Routledge in 2005.

Dean Nieusma (The Energy Forum of Sri Lanka: Working Toward Appropriate Expertise, 2004) went on to postdoctoral research in the Science and Technology Studies Program at Virginia Tech. He is Associate Professor in the Department of Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer.

Tolu Odumosu (Interrogating Mobiles: A Story of Nigerian Appropriation of the Mobile Phone, 2009) went on to postdoctoral research fellowship in Science, Technology and Public Policy at The Kennedy School, Harvard University.

Casey O’Donnell (The Work/Play of the Interactive New Economy: Video Game Development in the United States and India, 2008) is Assistant Professor, Department of Telecommunications, University of Georgia.

Jason Patton (Transportation Worlds: Designing Infrastructures and Forms of Urban Life, 2004) went on to work as a pedestrian and bicyclist planner in the City of Oakland, California.

Steve Pierce (The Community Teleport: Participatory Media as a Path to Participatory Democracy, 2002) went on to become co-founder of the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, New York.

Hector Postigo (The Digital Rights Movement: The Role of Technology in Subverting Digital Copyright, 2006) went to work in the Department of Communications, University of Utah, and then to work as Associate Professor, Department of Broadcasting, Telecommunications, and Mass Media at Temple University. His book, The Digital Rights Movement: The Role of Technology in Subverting Digital Copyright, was published by MIT Press in 2012.

Marie Rarieya (Environmental Degradation, Food Security, and Climate Change: An STS Perspective on Sustainable Development in Western Kenya, 2007) went on to a postdoctoral fellowship at the United Nations University in Yokohama Japan, and then to work as a program officer in the Soil Health Training Program, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa.

Lorna Ronald (Empowered to Consume: Direct-to-Consumer Advertising, Free Speech, and Pharmaceutical Governance, 2007) is a Macaulay Honors College Advisor at Queens College.

Selma Šabanović (Imagine All the Robots: Developing a Critical Practice of Cultural and Disciplinary Traversals in Social Robotics, 2007) went to a lectureship at Stanford University and then became Assistant Professor, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University.

Erich Schienke (Greening the Dragon: Environmental Imaginaries in the Science, Technology, and Governance of Contemporary China, 2006), went on to work at Pennsylvania State’s Rock Ethics Institute.

Alex Sokoloff (Informating Greenpeace: Material Practice, Work Culture and Global Organization, 2006)

Jeannette Simmonds, 2007, Promising Symbiosis: A History of the Biological Nitrogen Fixation Field, 1930-2000, went on to a lectureship in the Department of Science and technology Studies at Cornell University and to do postdoctoral research at Delft. She works as an academic adviser in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Society at the University of Minnesota.

Ann Sundberg (Grasping Technology: Jump-starting Grassroots Web Production, 2002)

Shailaja Valdiya, Neoliberal Reform and Biomedical Research in India: Globalization, Industrial Change, and Science (2010).

Roli Varma is Regents’ Lecturer and Professor in the School of Public Administration, University of New Mexico. Her book, Harbingers of Change: India’s Techno-Immigrants, was published by Lexington Books in 2006.

Logan Williams (Contesting Avoidable Blindness: Socially Responsible Innovation Systems and Multilateral Circulation, 2013) is Assistant Professor, Lyman Briggs College and Department of Sociology, Michigan State University.

Margaret Woodell (Codes, Identities and Pathologies in the Construction of Tamoxifen as a Chemoprophylactic for Breast Cancer Risk Reduction in Healthy Women at High Risk, 2004) is a Senior Clinical Research Scientist at Glaxo Smith Kline.

Bo Xie (Growing Older in the Information Age: Civic Engagement, Social Relationships, and Well-being among Older Internet Users in China and the United States, 2006) went on to become Associate Professor, School of Information with a joint appointment in the School of Nursing, at the University of Texas, Austin.


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Updated November 8, 2013. We try to keep this ever-evolving list updated. If you have information that would be helpful, please send it to campbell@rpi.edu or fortuk@rpi.edu.