Centre for Science Studies promotes interdisciplinary research across the boundaries of science, technology, and public policy.
Our research involves collaboration between specialists in the natural sciences, social sciences and the humanities. We were part of the Sociology unit of assessment in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, recognised as one of the top 5 in the UK for the quality of its sociological research.
Diverse expertise and interests
Our research problematises the construction of scientific knowledge and expert authority. We take diverse approaches including feminist STS, actor-network theory (and after), cultural analyses of science, anthropological and postcolonial technoscience studies.
Our work extends across...
- Health Technologies and New Reproductive Technologies
- Large Technical Systems, Risk, and Technical Catastrophe
- Information and Communication Technologies, their Design and Human-Computer Interaction
- Critical innovation studies
- Spatiality, Method, and Organisational analysis
- Environmental Philosophy and Public Policy
- Military Technologies
- Anthropological and Postcolonial Technoscience
Work with us
Lancaster offers a lively and stimulating environment in which to develop research in science, technology and policy. Our expertise and interests extend across a range of departments including Sociology, Gender and Women's Studies, History, Health Research, Cultural Research, CESAGen, Management School, and others.
We hope you'll be interested in visiting us - or working alongside us! Please email us for more information on the opportunities.
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4 September 2013, Global Conference 'Future Mobilities'
3rd STS Postgrad Conference
9 -11 January 2013
Guest lecture: Noortje Marres (Goldsmiths College London)
All students interested in Science and Technology Studies (STS) and feminist technoscience scholarship are invited to attend the 3rd Postgraduate STS Conference 9-11January 2013. This is a lively and supportive conference for postgraduate work-in-progress. For further details: Conference details
The next conference will be a joint EASST/4S Conference to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark in October 2012.
For more information go to: http://www.easst.net
Everyday Life and Learning
A lecture by Jean Lave, Professor Emeritus, University of California at Berkeley