Science in Society Program

The sciences and medicine affect almost every facet of our lives: our bodies, daily routines, physical surroundings, self-understanding, intellectual life, economic prospects, and political possibilities. The Science in Society Program is a dynamic interdisciplinary major that examines the sciences, medicine and technology as integral to society and culture. Our students explore the history, philosophy, and social studies of science and medicine together with advanced work in a science, to prepare themselves for a world that respects no clear boundary between nature and culture.


Faculty Spotlight

Mitali Thakor
Assistant Professor

Mitali Thakor is an assistant professor in the Science in Society Program. Her research and teaching cover issues of policing, computing, surveillance, sex work, sexual violence, and queer studies of robotics. Her book project, Facing the Child, is an ethnography of artifice, evidence, and the global policing of child pornography. Mitali earned her Ph.D. from MIT's Program in History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology, & Society, and was a postdoctoral fellow in the Sexualities Project at Northwestern. Mitali is also a birth doula. You can read more about her work at and on Twitter at @mitalithakor.