Joan Fujimura

Joan Fujimura Classes:
Soc 301 Biotechnology and SocietySoc 611 Gender, Science and TechnologySoc 901 Grounded Theory MethodSoc 901 Sociological Analysis of Research on Race and GeneticsSoc 922 Researching Race: Current Questions and ControversiesSTS 901 Science, Technology and Medicine in Society
Professor of Sociology
7101 Sewell Social Sciences
(608) 265-2724

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications:

Race and Science in the Twenty-First Century. In U Felt, R Fouché, CA Miller, and L Smith-Doerr (eds.) The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2016, p.349-378. (Co-authored with R. Rajagopalan and A. Nelson)

A different kind of association between socio-histories and health British Journal of Sociology 66(1): 58-67 (March 2015)

Clines Without Classes: How to Make Sense of Human Variation Sociological Theory 32(3): 208-227 (October 2014) (Joint with Deborah A. Bolnick, Ramya Rajagopalan, Jay S. Kaufman, Richard C. Lewontin, Troy Duster, Pilar Ossorio and Jonathan Marks)

Making History via DNA, Making DNA from History: Deconstructing the Race-Disease Connection in Admixture Mapping In Genetics and the Unsettled Past: The Collision between DNA, Race, and History (ed. K. Wailoo, C. Lee, A. Nelson) Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ (2012) (joint with R. Rajagopalan)

Medicine and Society: Will Personalized Medicine Challenge or Reify Categories of Race and Ethnicity? AMA Virtual Mentor 14(8): 657-664 (August 2012) (Joint with Ramya Rajagopalan)

"Technobiological Imaginaries: How Do Systems Biologists Know Nature?" In Knowing Nature: Conversations at the Intersection of Political Ecology and Science Studies, Edited by M.J. Goldman, P. Nadasdy, and M.D. Turner. Duke University Press (April 2011).

"Calculating life? Duelling discourses in interdisciplinary systems biology." Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 42: 115-163. (2011) (Joint with Jane Calvert)

"Different differences: The use of 'genetic ancestry' versus race in biomedical human genetic research." Social Studies of Science 41(1):5-30 (2011) (Joint with Ramya Rajagopalan)

"Race and Ancestry: Operationalizing Populations in Human Genetic Variation Studies" in I. Whitmarsh and D. S. Jones (eds.), What's the Use of Race? Modern Governance and the Biology of Difference. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2010 (Joint with Ramya Rajagopalan, Pilar Ossorio and Kjell Doksum)

Calculating life? A sociological perspective on systems biology. EMBO reports 10:S46-S49. (2009) (Joint with Jane Calvert)

Special Issue on Race, Genomics, and Biomedicine. Social Studies of Science 38/5 (October 2008). (Joint with Troy Duster.)

Race, Genetics, and Disease: Questions of Evidence, Matters of Consequence." Introduction to the special issue on "Race, Human Genomics, and Biomedicine." Social Studies of Science 38/5 (October 2008) 643–656. (Joint with Troy Duster and Ramya Rajagopalan.)

The Science and Business of Genetic Ancestry Testing. Science 318 (19 October 2007): 399-400. (Joint with Deborah A. Bolnick, Duana Fullwiley, Troy Duster, Richard S. Cooper, Jonathan Kahn, Jay S. Kaufman, Jonathan Marks, Ann Morning, Alondra Nelson, Pilar Ossorio, Jenny Reardon, Susan M. Reverby, and Kimberly TallBear)

"'Sex Genes': A Critical Socio-Material Approach to the Politics and Molecular Genetics of Sex Determination." Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 2006, vol. 32, no. 1.

Postgenomic futures: translations across the machine-nature border in systems biology. New Genetics and Society 24(2): 195-225 (2005).

"Future Imaginaries: Genome Scientists as Socio-Cultural Entrepreneurs." In A. Goodman, D. Heath, S. Lindee (eds.), Genetic Nature/Culture: Anthropology and Science Beyond the Two Culture Divide. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003, pp. 176-199.

"The Practices and Politics of Producing Meaning in the Human Genome Project," Sociology of Science Yearbook, Vol. 21, no. 1 (1999): 49-87.

Authorizing Knowledge in Science and Anthropology. American Anthropologist, New Series 100(2): 347-360 (1998).

Crafting Science: A Sociohistory of the Quest for the Genetics of Cancer. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1996.

"Dissent in Science: Styles of Scientific Practice and the Controversy Over the Cause of AIDS." Social Science & Medicine 38(8): 1017-1036 (1994) (Joint with Danny Y. Chou)

The Right Tools for the Job: At Work in Twentieth Century Life Sciences. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1992. (Co-edited with Adele E. Clarke)

On Methods, Ontologies, and Representation in the Sociology of Science: Where Do We Stand? In David Maines (ed.), Social Organization and Social Process: Essays in Honor of Anselm L. Straus. Hawthorne, NY: Aldine de Gruyter, 1991, pp. 207-248.

"The Molecular Biological Bandwagon in Cancer Research: Where Social Worlds Meet." Social Problems 35(3):261-283 (1988)

Constructing 'Do-Able' Problems in Cancer Research: Articulating Alignment. Social Studies of Science 17(2): 257-293 (1987).

Research Projects:

Exploring Concepts of Population in Human Genetic Variation Studies
Exploring Population Concepts in Multiethnic Gene-Environment Interaction Studies

CDE Research Theme Working Groups:

Health and Mortality