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Northwestern University, Materials Science and Engineering, BS 2001
University of Edinburgh, Science and Technology Studies, MSc 2003
University of Edinburgh, Science and Technology Studies, PhD 2008
Areas of Expertise
Agricultural development in sub-Saharan Africa; innovation and governance of biotechnology and biosafety; nanotechnology and equity; civil society and non-governmental organizations; participation and engagement in technology and development
Current Position and Other Positions Held
|Oct 2008 to present
||Postdoctoral Associate, Arizona State University|
|Oct 2007 to Oct 2008
||Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Edinburgh|
|June 2005 to May 2006
||Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh|
|Oct 2004 to May 2006
||Research Fellow, African Center for Technology Studies|
|Feb 2002 to Sep 2002
||Environmental Media Fellow, Center for Environmental Citizenship|
|Jan 2001 to Oct 2001
||Metallurgist, Chicago Field Museum and Northwestern University|
Current NSF Grants
Science in Multiethnic Democracy: The Role of Kenyan Research and Educational Institutions in the 2007 Post-Election Conflicts (Senior Personnel) ~$20,000 Pending Institutional Review at Louisiana State University.
- Harsh, Matthew. Equity in access to decisions: What can nanotechnology learn from biotechnology in Kenya?. In S. Cozzens and J. Wetmore (Eds.). The Yearbook of Nanotechnology and Society Volume 3: Equity and Equality. New York: Springer. (Expected May 2010)
- Harsh, Matthew, Mbatia. Paul, and Shrum, Wesley. “Accountability and Inaction: Capital NGOs and Resource Lodging in Development”. Development and Change. (Under review)
- Harsh, Matthew. 2009. Non-governmental limits: Governing biotechnology from Europe to Africa. In C. Lyall, T. Papaioannou and J. Smith (Eds.), The Limits of Governance. (pp. 217-238). London: Ashgate. (Expected publication in July)
- Harsh, Matthew. and Smith, James. 2007. “Technology, governance and place: Situating biotechnology in Kenya.” Science and Public Policy. Vol. 24(251-60).
- Harsh, Matthew. Year. “Formal and informal governance of biotechnology in Kenya: Participation and accountability in controversy surrounding the draft Biosafety Bill”.Journal of International Development. Vol. 15(661-77).
Graduate and Postdoctoral Advisors
Robin Williams (University of Edinburgh); James Smith (University of Edinburgh); David Weild (University of Edinburgh); Wesley Shrum (Louisiana State University); Steven Yearley (University of Edinburgh); David Guston (Arizona State University).