HMC Expert: Marianne de Laet

Humanities, Scientific Cultures, Sociology, Technology and Society, Zimbabwe Bush Pump

Marianne de Laet, PhD, is an anthropologist who specializes in the interactions of science, technology, society and culture.

De Laet’s expertise is in the areas of knowledge/technology production, dissemination and transfer; organization and management of scientific collaborations; the material culture of knowledge-making practices; social theory; science and engineering education; and, the liberal arts.

De Laet’s current research concerns the relationships between knowing and taste. She has been co-principal investigator on NSF projects on gender and computer games, and on the culture of large scientific collaborations. She has published/lectured on the design and circulation of technology, especially in developing countries; intellectual property; anthropological practice, theory and education and the materiality of knowing.

De Laet directs Harvey Mudd College’s Hixon-Riggs Program for Responsive Science and Engineering.

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