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.
STS In The News
Opinion: California’s San Onofre nuclear plant is a Chernobyl waiting to happen, by Prof. Kate Brown
Nov 20, 2019
Historian of the hinterlands, MIT Professor Kate Brown examines the turbulence of the modern world
Nov 13, 2019
Truth, Beauty, Science.
December 6, 2019, 4:05 pm / by Michael Schulson
December 6, 2019, 10:00 am / by Abigail Zuger, M.D.
December 5, 2019, 10:00 am / by Marissa Knoll
December 4, 2019, 10:00 am / by Eric Bender
SPECIAL EVENTS and COLLOQUIA
Faculty Spotlight: Eden Medina
Eden Medina is Associate Professor of Science, Technology, and Society at MIT. Her work uses technology as a means to understand historical processes and she combines history, science and technology studies, and Latin American studies in her writings. Her current book project, Bones and Lives: Making and Unmaking Truth After Dictatorship (Duke University Press, under contract), studies how nations use science and technology to address histories of dictatorship and state violence and how science and technology intertwine with processes of truth, justice, and repair. More broadly her research studies the history of science and technology in Latin America and the ways that political projects shape, and are shaped by, technologies such as computers.