George Mason University
She is a specialist in economic sociology, sociology of globalization, and East European Studies. Her book Markets in the Name of Socialism: The Left-Wing Origins of Neoliberalism was published by Stanford University Press and was recently translated into Korean. In her research, Bockman uses comparative and historical methods, moving beyond studies of nation states to explorations of transnational trends, such as neoliberalism and the non-aligned movement.
Central European University
He joined the History Department in 2003, where he teaches courses on Central and East European intellectual history. Trained at Harvard University as a historian of science, he has written primarily about Soviet physics. His research interests include industrial laboratories, intellectual property, and tacit knowledge; post-1945 transformations of East European scientific institutions; Western scientists as anthropologists and critics of the Soviet experiment; the history of the race concept in imperial Russia; national cultural historiographies of science in Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland, and Russia (as well as Austria and Germany) before 1945. Hall has held fellowships at the Dibner Institute (MIT) and the Max Planck Institute for History of Science (Berlin).
University of San Diego
She is Associate Professor of Sociology and Faculty Director of the Science Studies Program at the University of California, San Diego. She received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Chicago in 1987. She has been a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, a Fulbright Teaching Fellow at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, and a Research Fellow at the Humanities Research Institute at the University of California, Irvine. She has also been a managing editor of the Journal of Historical Sociology (1996-2002).
Institute of Sociology at the Czech Academy of Sciences
Her work is situated in-between sociology, social anthropology and STS and draws upon actor-network theory and related material-semiotic approached. She has ethnographically investigated academic institutions and practices in the context of current policy changes, science and society relations and environmental controversies. Since 2011, she has been working as assistant professor at the Department of General Anthropology, Faculty of Humanities, Charles University.
Andrzej W. Nowak
Institute of Philosophy at Adam Mickiewicz University in Posnan
His current research focus on social ontology, social studies of science and actor-network theory. Also interested in issues of development and underdevelopment, particularly centre–periphery relations in modern world-system. Currently leads a research project on the relationship of knowledge structures and socioscientific controversies. Author of book Agency, system, modernity (in Polish) and dozens of scholarly articles, an active participant in public life, occasional columnist, also present in the blogosphere.