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Charis Thompson

Chancellor's Professor; Chair, Gender and Women's Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Degree in Philosophy, Psychology and Physiology, Oxford University; PhD, Science Studies programme, University of California, San Diego. Formerly taught in the Science and Technology Studies Department, Cornell University, at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and in the History of Science Department, Harvard University. Currently, Chancellor's Professor and Chair of Gender & Women's Studies, and former Founding Director, Science, Technology, and Society Center, University of California, Berkeley; Researches science elites, democracy and inequality. Has focused on feminist theory, science and technology studies, reproductive and genetic technologies, personalized medicine, transnational and comparative studies of reproduction, population, biodiversity and environment. Teaches gender, race, and nation and health, the foundations of American cyber-cultures, environmental ethics, bodies and boundaries, gender and science, medicine as identity, expertise, and governance, and mixed and ethnographic research methods. Author of: Making Parents: The Ontological Choreography of Reproductive Technologies (2005); Good Science: The Ethical Choreography of Stem Cell Research (2013). Recipient, Rachel Carson Award, Society for the Social Study of Science (2007); Social Science Division Distinguished Teaching Award.