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Research Interests

Professor Epstein studies the “politics of knowledge”—more specifically, the contested production of expert and especially biomedical knowledge, with an emphasis on the interplay of social movements, experts, and health institutions, and with a focus on the politics of sexuality, gender, and race.

Education/Academic qualification

Sociology, PhD, University of California at Berkeley

… → 1993

Sociology, MA, University of California at Berkeley

… → 1987

Social Studies, AB, Harvard University

… → 1983

Research interests

  • Politics of knowledge
  • Sexuality studies
  • Sociology of biomedicine


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