Banu Subramaniam Wins the 2016 Ludwik Fleck Prize

Banu SubramaniamBanu Subramaniam, a professor of women, gender, and sexuality studies at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, has received the 2016 Ludwik Fleck Prize from the Society for Social Studies of Science. The prize honors an outstanding book in science and technology studies.

banu-bookProfessor Subramaniam was honored for her book Ghost Stories for Darwin: The Science of Variation and the Politics of Diversity (University of Illinois Press, 2014). The judges of the book prize competition wrote that “offering a narrative that winds as intricately as the morning glory flowers that she studies as an evolutionary biologist, Ghost Stories for Darwin engages feminist STS, histories of science, and the myriad efforts to include women as knowledge makers to confront the ghosts of racism and sexism that have limited how, who, and what we can know.”

Dr. Subramaniam holds a Ph.D. in zoology and genetics from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

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