Laurel Smith-Doerr

Professor, Director of Institute for Social Science Research

Education

Ph.D., Sociology, University of Arizona, 1999
M.A., Sociology, University of Arizona, 1993
B.A., Sociology, Pomona College, 1991

Research Areas

Science / Technology Studies, Sociology of Gender, Organizations, Social Networks

Selected Publications

Felt, Ulrike, Rayvon Fouche, Clark Miller, and Laurel Smith-Doerr, editors. 2017. Handbook of Science and Technology Studies, 4th Edition, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Smith-Doerr, Laurel and Itai Vardi. 2015. “Mind the Gap: Formal Ethics Policies and Chemical Scientists’ Everyday Practices in Academia and Industry.” Science, Technology & Human Values, 40(2): 176-198.

Smith-Doerr, Laurel. Women’s Work: Gender Equality vs. Hierarchy in the Life Sciences. 2004. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers.

Smith-Doerr, Laurel and Jennifer L. Croissant. 2011. “A Feminist Approach to University-Industry Relationships: Integrating Theories of Gender, Politics and Capital.” Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering 17(3):261-269.

Smith-Doerr, Laurel. “Decoupling Policy and Practice: How Life Scientists in Three Nations Respond to Policies Requiring Ethics Education.” 2008. Minerva 46:1-16.

Whittington, Kjersten and Laurel Smith-Doerr. “Women Inventors in Context: Effects of Organizational Context on Disparities in Patenting.” 2008. Gender & Society 22(2):194-218.

Powell, Walter W., Kenneth W. Koput, and Laurel Smith-Doerr. “Interorganizational Collaboration and the Locus of Innovation: Networks of Learning in Biotechnology.” 1996. Administrative Science Quarterly 41:116-45. (Award for Scholarly Contribution, ASQ, 2002)

Paletz, Susannah, Laurel Smith-Doerr and Itai Vardi. 2011. National Science Foundation Workshop Report: Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Innovative Science and Engineering Fields.