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Laurel Smith-Doerr, past ISSR Director
Some science agencies decide to pay more men than women off of the federal pay grade system, which contributes to a persistent and hidden gender pay gap.
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On April 4, the co-PIs presented the final report of a one-year project funded by the National Science Foundation's research program on the Future of Work at Human-Technology Frontiers. The project, Understanding Emerging Technologies, Racial Equity and the Future of Work, convened experts in the social sciences, computational sciences and engineering to articulate the knowledge needed to shape emergent techologies that are equitable and result in "good" jobs for a wider range of workers, and elicited broader stakeholder feedback on this academic conversation.  

View the report here.

ISSR's annual summary report of activities and impacts in service of excellence in social science research at UMass.

Handbook of Science and Technology Studies Fourth Edition

The MIT Press will translate the Handbook of Science and Technology Studies into Chinese, for a December 2020 publication date. ISSR Director Laurel Smith-Doerr is one of the editors of the volume, which was published last year in English. For their work on this handbook, the editors won the 2017 STS Infrastructure Award from the Society for Social Studies of Science.

For our 5th Anniversary we published this report to highlight the great work our Institute has accomplished.

Handbook of Science and Technology Studies Fourth Edition

ISSR is proud to announce the long-awaited publication of an important new resource for scholars of science and technology in society (STS). The fourth edition of the Handbook of Science and Technology Studies (MIT Press) curates the most important areas of STS research--situating cutting-edge scholarship in the context of the field's evolution since the late 1970s. Laurel Smith-Doerr, Director of ISSR, is one of the editors of the new Handbook.