Melanie Jeske, PhD - Sociologist of Science, Medicine, and Technology

Situated at the intersection of sociology of medicine and science and technology studies, my research explores social, political and ethical dimensions of knowledge systems, emergent biotechnologies, and expertise. My work across these areas has been published in journals including Science, Technology & Human ValuesSocial Science & Medicine, BioSocieties, Sociology of Health & IllnessPLOS ONE, and Engaging Science, Technology, and Society. I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute on the Formation of Knowledge at the University of Chicago, where I am also an affiliate of the Department of Sociology and the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality.

I obtained my PhD in Sociology with distinction at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). I also hold a master of science degree in Science, Technology, and Society from Drexel University. I have experience teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level at University of California, Berkeley, UCSF, and the University of Chicago.