Anna Geltzer

Concurrent Assistant Teaching Professor
Assistant Director of John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values

Research Interests

Science and Technology Studies


I am an analyst of biomedical science and technology.  I am interested in the relationship between biomedical science and its political, social and economic context. What counts as valid scientific evidence? What are the appropriate methods for producing such evidence? And what power relations leave their mark on the methodologies that come to inform actual scientific practice? In other words, how the business of medicine shapes the practice of medicine (both clinical and research practice).

I hold a PhD in Science & Technology Studies from Cornell University, and was a visiting assistant professor in the Science in Society Program at Wesleyan University before coming to Notre Dame. 

At Notre Dame, I direct the Science, Technology and Values Minor, the Dual Degree Program in Engineering and Arts & Letters, and assist with the HPS and GLOBES graduate programs. I teach the Science, Technology and Society core course in the STV minor, and have taught Evolution of Scientific Medicine and Global Biopolitics. I also teach modules in the GLOBES program, supervise undergraduate research, and offer directed reading courses in the social studies of science, technology and medicine. 

Ph.D. Cornell University, 2012
M.A. New York University, 2004
B.S. Brooklyn College, 1999


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