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Steve Woolgar

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14 February 1950 (age 73) (

Major works
Laboratory Life: the Social Construction of Scientific Facts

Laboratory Life, Science, the very idea

Similar People
Bruno Latour, Michael Lynch, Harold Garfinkel, Gaston Bachelard, Ludwik Fleck

Alma mater
University of Cambridge

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Stephen William Woolgar (born 14 February 1950) is a British sociologist. He has worked closely with Bruno Latour, with whom he wrote Laboratory Life: the Social Construction of Scientific Facts (1979).


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Stephen Woolgar holds a BA (First Class Honours) in engineering and a PhD in sociology, both at the University of Cambridge.


He has been Professor of Sociology and Head of the Department of Human Sciences and director of CRICT (Centre for Research into Innovation, Culture and Technology) at Brunel University. He holds the Chair of Sociology and Marketing and is a professor of marketing at the University of Oxford and a fellow at Green Templeton College. He is also director of Science and Technology Studies within Oxford's Institute for Science, Innovation and Society. He is an important contributor in the fields of science studies, sociology of scientific knowledge (SSK) and the science and technology studies (STS) (especially on the topic of sociology of machines). Stephen Woolgar is a recipient of the John Desmond Bernal Prize in 2008 awarded annually by the Society for Social Studies of Science to an individual judged to have made a distinguished contribution to the field.


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