The school is delighted to announce that Professor Adrian Mackenzie and Professor Celia Roberts will be joining the faculty from September 2018. Their depth of expertise will greatly enhance the School’s research capacity and education activities in science and technology studies, digital sociology, gender studies, and the sociology of health, medicine and illness.
Professor Roberts is a leading scholar of gender and science studies. Her research centres on the body, health, reproduction and biotechnology. She is the author of Puberty in Crisis: A Bio-psycho-social Account (Cambridge University Press, 2015); Messengers of Sex: Hormones, Biomedicine and Feminism (Cambridge University Press, 2007) and co-author of Born and Made: An Ethnography of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (Princeton University Press, 2006). Her current work includes investigations of biosensing technologies, the use of technologies to care for older people at home, and the application of neuroscientific knowledge in parenting. She co-edits the journal Feminist Theory.
Professor Mackenzie is a leading scholar of science and technology studies, media and cultural studies, and social and cultural theory. His current interests focus on network and computational media, digital sociology and innovation in data-related methods. He is the author of Machine Learners: Archaeology of a Data Practice (MIT Press, 2017), Wirelessness: Radical Empiricism in Network Cultures (MIT Press, 2010), Cutting Code: Software and Sociology (Peter Lang, 2006) and Transductions: Bodies and Machines at Speed (Continuum, 2002). He has recently published articles on the capitalization of online platforms, device-specific events, consumer genomics, and DNA-based biosensing. Professor Mackenzie is a co-editor of the journal Big Data and Society.