The Center for Science and Society at Columbia University is the interdisciplinary home of the Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience program.
The Center for Science and Society brings together a wide variety of researchers and practitioners in the human, social, and natural sciences from around Columbia’s campus and the New York City metropolitan area to support interdisciplinary research, teaching, and outreach about the roles of science, technology, medicine, and public health in past and present societies. The Center also works to enhance public understanding of science in relation to pressing social concerns. The Center currently supports six Research Clusters and a public outreach project.
- The Making and Knowing Project, led by Pamela Smith, Seth Low Professor of History and Director of the Center for Science and Society
- Environmental Sciences and Humanities, led by Sara Tjossem, Senior Lecturer in International and Public Affairs and Shahid Naeem, Professor and Chair of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental History
- Global Histories of Science, led by Marwa Elshakry, Associate Professor of History; Eugenia Lean, Associate Professor of History and East Asian Languages and Cultures; and Kavita Sivaramakrishnan, Assistant Professor of Sociomedical Sciences
- Revisiting Philosophy and its Pasts, led by Christia Mercer, Gustave M. Berne Professor of Philosophy
- Big Data and Science Studies, led by Matthew Jones, Professor of History, James R. Barker Professor of Contemporary Civilization
- Science and Subjectivity, led by Robert Pollack, Professor of Biological Sciences and Director of University Seminars
Public Outreach Project:
- Metropolis of Science, led by Marguerite Holloway, Associate Professor of Journalism and Director of the Science and Environmental Journalism Program