Department of Sociology

Faculty

Scott Frickel

Associate Professor

Ph.D., Wisconsin-Madison, 2000

 

Areas of Research Interest:

Sociology of Knowledge, Environmental Sociology, Science and Technology, Social Movements, Organizations.


Current Research Interests:

My central research interest lies in the study of knowledge, and in particular knowledge about the environment, environmental health, risk, and justice. I use a variety of theoretical tools to unpack the dynamic processes through which knowledge is produced, organized, and disseminated into society. I have four ongoing projects. One examines the roles and network structure of expert activists in environmental health and justice movements. Another considers "scientific/intellectual movements" as they shape the formation of academic fields. A third study focuses on expert knowledge and environmental governance. The fourth project explores the social production of knowledge gaps, lost knowledge, and "undone science".


Selected Publications:

Scott Frickel and M. Bess Vincent. 2007. "Katrina, Contamination, and the Unintended Organization of Ignorance," Technology in Society, 29:181-188.

Scott Frickel and Kelly Moore, eds. 2006. The New Political Sociology of Science: Institutions, Networks, and Power . Madison : University of Wisconsin Press.

Scott Frickel and Neil Gross. 2005. "A General Theory of Scientific/Intellectual Movements." American Sociological Review, 70:204-232.

Scott Frickel. 2004. Chemical Consequences: Environmental Mutagens, Scientist Activism and the Rise of Genetic Toxicology. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press:


Awards:

Robert K. Merton Publication Award, ASA section on Science, Knowledge and Technology (2006)

Outstanding Publication Award Honorable Mention, ASA section on Environment and Technology (2005)

 

 

Scott Frickel

frickel@wsu.edu
(509) 335-7513
Wilson-Short Hall 213


Curriculum Vitae

 

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