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Welcome to the Centre for Science Studies

Our research involves collaboration between specialists in the natural sciences, social sciences and the humanities. We were part of the Sociology unit of assessment in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), ranked 3rd in the UK for its world-leading resarch.

Diverse expertise and interests

Our research problematises the construction of scientific knowledge and expert authority. We take diverse approaches including feminist STS, actor-network theory (and after), cultural analyses of science, anthropological and postcolonial technoscience studies.















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Annual Postgraduate Science and Technology Studies Conference

gratefully funded by the ESRC North West DTC and the first iteration of the conference to be formally open to students outside of Lancaster. Read more


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