Steve Woolgar

Steve Woolgar is Professor of Science and Technology Studies at Linköping University and Professor of Marketing at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. He has published widely in social studies of science and technology, social problems, and social theory. His books include Laboratory Life: The Construction of Scientific Facts (with B. Latour, Princeton, 1986); Science: The Very Idea (Routledge, 1988); Knowledge and Reflexivity (Sage, 1988); The Machine at Work: Technology, Organisation and Work (with K. Grint, Polity, 1996); Virtual Society? Technology, Cyberbole, Reality (Oxford University Press, 2002); Mundane Governance: Ontology and Accountability (with D. Neyland, Oxford University Press, 2013); and Representation in Scientific Practice Revisited (with C. Coopmans, J. Vertesi and M. Lynch, MIT Press, 2014); Globalization in Practice (with N. Thrift and A. Tickell, Oxford University Press, 2014); and Visualisation in the Age of Computerization (with A. Carusi, S. Hoel, and T. Webmoor, Routledge, 2014). His work has been translated into Chinese, Dutch, French, Greek, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Turkish. His main current research interests include the influence of the neurosciences on social sciences and the humanities; and the nature and dynamics of provocation and intervention.