The community of scholars at MIT’s Program on Science, Technology and Society bring methods from the humanities and social sciences to understanding science, technology, and medicine around the world. Our department includes lively undergraduate and graduate programs, and postgraduate training for science and technology journalists.

By bridging humanities, social sciences, science, technology, and medicine, our department seeks to build relationships among colleagues across the Institute in a shared effort to understand the human challenges at the core of the MIT mission.

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MIT Philosophy PhD candidate Marion Boulicault has been awarded the 2018 Benjamin Siegel Writing Prize from MIT STS Program. The prize committee, John Durant and Robin Scheffler, selected her paper “Gender …

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Can You Rewire Your Brain? Maybe. (It’s Tricky. Be Careful.)

The Obliteration of Night: On the Consequences of Electric Light

Where Interpreters Are Scarce, Immigrant Health Care Is Lost in Translation

Toxicology Has Advanced. The EPA Needs to Advance With It.

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Faculty Spotlight: Dwai Banerjee

Dwaipayan Banerjee is an Assistant Professor of Science, Technology, and Society (STS) at MIT. He earned his doctorate in cultural anthropology at NYU and has been a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Dartmouth College. He also holds an M.Phil and an MA in sociology from the Delhi School of Economics. His research is guided by a central theme: how do different kinds of social inequity shape medical, scientific and technological practices? In turn, how do scientific and medical practice ease or sharpen such inequities?

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