University of California, San Diego
Department of Sociology, 0533
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0533
Phone: (858) 534-0492
Fax: (858) 534-4753
Areas of Specialization
- Sociology of Science
- Sociology of Technology
- Social Theory
- Thorpe, Charles Oppenheimer: The Tragic Intellect. University of Chicago Press. 2006.
- Through a sociological biography of atomic physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, this book examines the transformation of the social and political role of American scientists during World War Two and the Cold War.
- "Participation as Post-Fordist Politics: Demos, New Labour, and Science Policy," Minerva 48(4) (2010): 389-411
- (with Jane Gregory) “Producing the Post-Fordist Public: The Political Economy of Public Engagement with Science” Science as Culture 19(3) (September 2010): 273-301.
- “Alienation as Death: Technology, Capital, and the Degradation of Everyday Life in Elmer Rice's The Adding Machine” Science as Culture 18 (3) (2009): 261-279.
- “Community and the Market in Michael Polanyi’s Philosophy of Science,” Modern Intellectual History 6 (2009): 59-89.
- “A Splintered Function: Fate, Faith and the Father of the Atomic Bomb,” Metascience 17 (2008): 351-387. Review symposium on Oppenheimer: The Tragic Intellect, with author response to reviews by Sheila Jasanoff, Michael Gordin, and Andrew Jewett.
- “Capitalism, Audit, and the Demise of the Humanistic Academy,” Workplace: A Journal for Academic Labor 15 (September 2008).
- (with Ian Welsh) “Beyond Primitivism: Towards a Twenty-First Century Anarchist Theory and Praxis for Science and Technology,” Anarchist Studies 16 (1) (2008): 48-75.