2019. Residency at the Freiburg Institute For Advanced Studies, Albert-Ludwigs University of Freiburg

2017. Visiting Professor, Center for Technology in Society, Technical University of Munich.

2017. Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award, Humboldt Foundation, Germany.

Present-2012. Visiting Professor for the Department of Social Sciences, Health and Medicine at King's College London.

2015. Residency at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, Germany.

2014. Residency at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, Germany.

2013. Brocher Foundation Residency in Geneva, Switzerland.

2010-2012. Visiting Fellow: Centre for the Study of Bioscience, Biomedicine and Biotechnology, at the London School of Economics.

Selected Grants:

“UC North Bioethics Collaboratory for Life & Health Sciences.” (UCOP Award No: MR-15-327911). Award Period: January 1, 2015-December 31, 2016. Award Amount: $298, 289 (UCSC Subaward amount: $17, 627).

“Open Data/Private Persons: Forging a New Social Contract for Biomedicine in an Age of Genomics and Big Data” (NSF Award No: SES-1451684). Award Period: February 1, 2015-January 31, 2016. Award Amount: $25,000.

“Ethics and Justice in Science and Engineering Training Program” (NSF Award No: SES-0933027). Award Period: October 1, 2009-September 30, 2013. Award Amount: $300,000 plus a $15,000 supplement awarded in 2011.

“Genomics, Governance and Tribes: A Workshop” (NSF Award No: NCS0002). Award Period: 8/1/07-12/31/09. Award Amount: $24,972.

"Genes Without Borders: Towards Global Genomic Governance," International Research Team Partner (funded by the Austrian Genome Research Programme). Award Period: 01/01/06-1/1/08. Award Amount: $10,000.

“Paradoxes of Participation: The Status of 'Groups' in Liberal Democracies in an Age of Genomics” (NSF Award No: 0351475). Award Period: 6/1/2004-12/31/2008. Award Amount: $120, 000.

Recent Keynotes, Plenaries and Named Lectures

“When Prairie Meets Genome: Crafting Care, Knowledge and Justice at the Horizon’s Edge.” Sociological Review Keynote, Newcastle, UK, June 2018.

“The Postgenomic Condition: Ethics, Justice, Knowledge After the Genome.” Cass Miller/Comm Lecture Series. University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, March 2018.

“Just Biomedical Research: Genomic Knowledge as Public Hope and Concern.” Keynote Lecture, Biomedical Futures Symposium, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, August 2017.

“Seeing Like A Prairie.” Keynote Lecture, Seeing Systems Workshop. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champain, March 2017.

“On Science and Justice.”  Keynote Lecture.  Arguing with Justice Workshop, Warwick University, United Kingdom. June 2016.

“Life on Third: Knowledge and Justice After the Genome.” Keynote at Science and Social Justice Think Tank, Kalamazoo College, April 2016.

“The Post-genomic Condition: Rethinking Feminist Epistemology and Justice After the Genome.” Keynote at Launch of the Feminist Research Institute, UC Davis, February 2016. Recording of talk, available at

“The Postgenomic Condition: Notes for Future Historians of Science.” Plenary Address at Perspectives for the History of the Life Sciences: New Themes, New Sources, New Approaches, Munich, Germany, October 2015.

“The Postgenomic Condition: Ethics, Justice, Knowledge After the Genome.” Franke Program Lecture in Science and the Humanities, Yale University, May 2014

“The Anti-Racist Democratic Genome.” Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues, Dickinson College, March 2014. Recording of talk, available at