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
CURBED: As top innovation hub expands, can straining local infrastructure keep pace? Prof. Robin Scheffler is quoted.
Nov 7, 2018
ELECTION INSIGHTS 2018 Research-based perspectives from MIT Jennifer Light | On Social Media and Youth Political Engagement
Oct 26, 2018
SPECTRUM: Kendall’s Key Ingredient, by Michael Landing, featuring Prof. Robin Scheffler
Oct 19, 2018
Truth, Beauty, Science.
December 14, 2018, 5:00 pm / by Jane Roberts
December 14, 2018, 11:30 am / by Sharon Levy
December 13, 2018, 11:59 am / by Tim Hwang
December 12, 2018, 1:22 pm / by Jocelyn Wiener
SPECIAL EVENTS and COLLOQUIA
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?