Two Women Scholars Honored by the American Sociological Association

American Sociological AssociationLaura Stark, an associate professor of history and in the Center for Medicine, Health, and Society at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and Nancy D. Campbell, a professor of science and technology studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, shared the Star-Nelkin Award from the America Sociological Association. The award goes to the author(s) of the best scholarly article published in the past two years in the field of sociology of science, knowledge, and technology. The two women co-authored the article “Making Up ‘Vulnerable’ People: Human Subjects and the Subjective Experience of Medical Experiment.” It was published in the journal Social History of Medicine. The article may be accessed here.

Dr. Stark is the editor of the journal History and Theory. She authored the book Behind Closed Doors: IRBs and the Making of Ethical Research (University of Chicago Press, 2012). Dr. Stark joined the faculty at Vanderbilt in 2012 after teaching at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. She is a graduate of Cornell University and holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in sociology from Princeton University.

Dr. Campbell is the author or co-author of several books including Gendering Addiction: The Politics of Drug Treatment in a Neurochemical World (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) and The Narcotic Farm: The Rise and Fall of America’s First Prison for Drug Addicts (Harry N. Abrams, 2008). Professor Campbell is a graduate of Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. She earned a master’s degree in English from the University of Washington and a Ph.D. in the history of consciousness program at the University of California, Santa Cruz.


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