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Ed Hackett studies the social organization and dynamics of scientific research, asking how patterns of interaction, leadership, interdisciplinary collaboration, and other factors influence the production of knowledge. His most recent publications are “Essential Tensions: Identity, Control, and Risk in Research,” forthcoming in Social Studies of Science, and “Tokamaks and Turbulence: Research Ensembles, Policy and Technoscientific Work” (with David Conz, John Parker, Jonathon Bashford, and Susan DeLay), which appeared in Research Policy in 2004.(top of page)
He is also co-editor of The New Handbook of Science and Technology Studies (with Olga Amsterdamska, Michael Lynch, and Judy Wajcman), which will be published by MIT Press in 2007, and co-author (with Daryl E. Chubin) of Peerless Science: Peer Review and U.S. Science Policy (SUNY Press, 1990).
He has written on many other aspects of science, technology, and society, including research misconduct, the scientific career, science and law, university-industry research relations, and environmental justice. Before coming to ASU he had been Program Officer for the NSF Science and Technology Studies Program (1996-98) and a professor in the Department of Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1979 and his B.A. from Colgate University in 1973.