Specialty: Science, technology, and culture.

Keywords: Material culture and the travel of objects and knowledge; practices of knowledge-making; management, organization, and culture of projectscience; gender and computer games; design and circulation of technology; intellectual property.

Resesarch:
TMT. The Shaping of an Extremely Large Telescope. Current research. An ethnographic study of a big science project-in-development. Keywords: Sociology of science and technology/management and organization of big science and engineering projects/ethnography as consulting tool.

The Travel of Patents into the Developing World. Manuscript in progress. Research and fieldwork funded by the Netherlands Organization of Scientific Research (1996-1999). The book examines the relation between intellectual property regimes and technological innovation/technology transfer in/to Africa. Keywords: Science and technology policy/anthropology of science and technology/development studies/intellectual property/appropriate technology, technology design, and technology transfer.

Gender and Computer Games. NSF- funded research and course development on play, rules, culture, and computer game design.

Science and Religion: Aboriginal Cultures. Manuscript in progress. Book-length monograph, reviews the literature on connections between knowledge, belief and cultural practices. Will be published in the Greenwood Guides to Science and religion, a series edited by Dick Olson. The study offers an analysis of how issues of rationality, representation, and reflexivity - major topics in both sociology/philosophy of science and cultural anthropology - play out in anthropological controversies over knowledge and belief. Keywords: Sociology of scientific knowledge/history; philosophy of anthropology; science and religion.

Fathers, Stars and Hormones. Anthropological Controversies over Indigenous Knowledge. Doctoral dissertation University of Utrecht, December 1994 (ISBN 90-5187-198-8). Study of three canonical controversies about indigenous knowledge. Offers an analysis of how issues of rationality, representation, and reflexivity - major topics in both sociology/philosophy of science and cultural anthropology - play out in these anthropological controversies. Keywords: Sociology of scientific knowledge/history and philosophy of anthropology.

Projects:
Culturelab. Development of an incubator space for research and teaching in Science, Technology, and Society, appropriate to the needs and requirements of the Harvey Mudd Community.