Beyond the Science Wars: CBC Series on Social Studies of Science to Appear in Print
Matthew C. Nisbet, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Communication Studies, Public Policy, and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University. Nisbet studies the role of communication and advocacy in policymaking and public affairs, focusing on debates over over climate change, energy, and sustainability. Among awards and recognition, Nisbet has been a Visiting Shorenstein Fellow on Press, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, a Health Policy Investigator at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and a Google Science Communication Fellow. In 2011, the editors at the journal Nature recommended Nisbet's research as “essential reading for anyone with a passing interest in the climate change debate,” and the New Republic highlighted his work as a “fascinating dissection of the shortcomings of climate activism."
Last year I gave a strong recommendation to the CBC series by David Caylay "How to Think about Science" which provides listeners with a fascinating introduction to the field of science studies. Now it turns out that the series will be available in book form this October, with the interviews appearing as essays or transcripts. See Amazon for more details.