Kelly Joyce, PhD
Director, Master's Program in Science, Technology & Society; Professor
Office: 3025 MacAlister
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- PhD, Sociology, Boston College
- BA, Anthropology, Brown University
Kelly Joyce, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of History & Politics and Director of the Center for Science, Technology, and Society. Her research investigates the cultural, institutional and political dimensions of medical knowledge and clinical practice, as well as recent innovations in aging, science and technology. She teaches courses on the social dimensions of health and illness as well as courses on the values embedded in technological design and use.
Professor Joyce previously was an Associate Professor of Sociology at the College of William and Mary. She also served as a Program Director for the Science, Technology, and Society program and the Ethics Education in Science and Engineering program at the National Science Foundation during 2009-2011. She received the Director's Award for Collaborative Integration for contributing to the education of ethical scientists, interagency collaboration, and extraordinary efforts in integrating ethical expertise with scientific knowledge in 2011.
- Kelly Joyce, Principal Investigator, Kris Unsworth, Co-Prinicpal Investigator, "The Ethics of Algorithms," Award #1338205, EESE Program, NSF, $300,000, Sept. 2013-Aug. 2016.
- Kelly Joyce, "Investigating Autoimmune Illnesses." This interdisciplinary project examines the stakeholders who created and mobilized the category autoimmunity, people's experiences of living with autoimmune illnesses, and the technologies used to measure environmental exposure in relation to autoimmune illnesses.
- Fahmida Chowdhury and Kelly Joyce. 2011. “Pushing the Boundaries of Transdisciplinary Science Through Cyber-Enabled Research,” American Journal of Preventative Medicine,40(5S2): S103–S107.
- Kelly Joyce and Meika Loe. 2010. “A Sociological Approach to Aging, Technology and Health,” Sociology of Health and Illness 32(2): 171-180.
- Kelly Joyce. 2006. “From Numbers to Pictures: The Development of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and the Visual Turn in Medicine,” Science as Culture 15(1): 1-22. *Honorable mention winner, IEEE Life Members' Prize in Electrical History, sponsored by the Society for the History of Technology, awarded 2007.
- Kelly Joyce. “Appealing Images: Magnetic Resonance Imaging and the Construction of Authoritative Knowledge,” Social Studies of Science, 35(3): 437-462.
Reprinted and translated into Korean in Brain, I, and US: What Does Neuroscience Tell Us About Ethics?, 2010, edited by S. Hong and Dayk Jang, 257-304. Seoul: Badabooks.
- Kelly Joyce. 2011. “On the Assembly Line: Neuroimaging Production in Clinical Practice,” In Sociological Reflections on the Neurosciences, edited by Martyn Pickersgill and Ira Van Keulen, 75-98. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
- Kelly Joyce. 2010. "The Body as Image: An Examination of the Economic and Political Dynamics of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and the Construction of Difference" in Biomedicalization: Technoscience, Health and Illness in the United States, edited by Adele Clarke, Jennifer Fosket, Laura Mamo, Jennifer Fishman, and Janet Shim, 197-217. Durham, NC: Duke University Press
- Kelly Joyce and Laura Mamo. 2006. “Graying the Cyborg: New Directions in Feminist Analyses of Aging, Science, and Technology” in Age Matters: Realigning Feminist Thinking, edited by Toni Calasanti and Kathleen Slevin, 99-121. New York: Routledge