The Department of Science & Technology Studies (S&TS) at Cornell is concerned with understanding the larger ethical, social, and political dimensions of science-intensive issues. Science and technology are at the core of many of the most important concerns or topics of our time, from the control of military technology, to the ethics of assisted reproduction, to privacy on the Internet. The thread connecting these diverse issues is a shared understanding of science and technology as inherently social activities that are best studied from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Graduate Student Spotlight: Jeffrey Mathias
S&TS graduate student, Jeffrey Mathias studies the role of science and technology in processes of territorialization— the making of new geographies and infrastructures— and subject formation— the uneasy fitting of minds and bodies to these environments.