Universität KonstanzExzellenzcluster: Kulturelle Grundlagen von Integration

Prof. Dr. Andrew Pickering


Andrew Pickering

1970 BA, 1st, physics, Oxford University

1973 PhD, theoretical high-energy physics, University College London

1984 PhD, science studies, University of Edinburgh

1984-1985 Exxon Fellow, Program in Science, Technology and Society, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1985-2007 Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

1986-1987 Member of the School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ

1997-1998 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow; Senior Fellow, Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology, MIT

2006-2007 Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, CA

2007- Professor, Department of Sociology and Philosophy, University of Exeter

2010 Distinguished Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, and Pemberton Fellow, University College, Durham University (Oct-Dec 2010)

Research concentrations

science and technology studies, social theory, the arts, spirituality, technologies of the self

Function within the Center

Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study Konstanz (January-September 2011)

Research project „Art and Agency“

Selected Publications

Constructing Quarks: A Sociological History of Particle Physics (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1984).

L. Hargens, R. A. Jones and A. Pickering (eds), Knowledge and Society: Studies in the Sociology of Science, Past and Present, Vol. 8 (JAI Press, 1989).

A. Pickering (ed.), Science as Practice and Culture (University of Chicago Press, 1992)

The Mangle of Practice: Time, Agency and Science (University of Chicago Press, 1995).

Kybernetik und Neue Ontologien (Berlin: Merve Verlag, 2007).

A. Pickering and K. Guzik (eds), The Mangle in Practice: Science, Society and Becoming (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2008).

The Cybernetic Brain: Sketches of Another Future (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010).

The World since Kuhn. In: Social Studies of Science, 42, 3 (2012), p. 467-473.

Ontological Politics: Realism and Agency in Science, Technology and Art. In: Insights, 9, 4 (2012). www.dur.ac.uk/resources/ias/insights/Pickering30Jan.pdf