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".
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:
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)
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