Memo3: Biosketch, 2033

In this memo, you should write both a key word and a 200-400 narrative biosketch as you imagine your will be in the year 2033. Examples are below; you should look around the Internet for other examples

The biosketch should articulate your cumulative expertise, and provide a narrative that links the various projects you have undertaken together. There can be a number of streams of work, but the effect should seem coherent. The biosketch should indicate how STS provided critical background and a vantage point that distinguishes you from scholars coming from the traditional disciplines.

Biosketch for Mike Fortun, 2008 (PhD History of Science, Harvard, 1993)

Mike Fortun is an associate professor in the Department of Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, USA. He is co-editor (with Kim Fortun) of Cultural Anthropology, the journal of the Society for Cultural Anthropology of the American Anthropological Association. A historian of the life sciences, his current research focuses on the contemporary science, culture, and political economy of genomics. His work in the life sciences has covered the policy, scientific, and social history of the Human Genome Project in the U.S., the history of biotechnology, and the growth of commercial genomics and bioinformatics in the speculative economies of the 1990s. His most recent work is Promising Genomics: Iceland and deCODE Genetics in a World of Speculation (University of California Press 2008), an ethnographic account of deCODE Genetics in Iceland. His other recent ethnographic work on toxicogenomics, and on the use of race variables in genetics research on complex conditions (nicotine use and asthma), is based in ongoing involvement with “transdisciplinary” groups of geneticists, physicians, historians, legal and policy scholars, and anthropologists centered at the Institute for Health Care Research at Georgetown University and the Institute for Health Policy at Harvard University.

Keyword Biosketch for Donna Haraway, 2008

Donna J. Haraway, Professor of History of Consciousness and Women's Studies 
Academic Interests: Feminist theory, historical and cultural studies of modern science and technology, relation of life and human sciences, animal studies

Also see

Sharon Traweek at
Paul Edwards at
Geoffrey C. Bowker and Susan Leigh Starr at
Cary Wolfe at