Research areas

Since its creation in 2016, the STS Lab develops a field of inter- and trans-disciplinary research, addressing both the practical underpinnings, the normative stakes, and the political implications of science, technology and medicine in action.
Digital Studies
  • Studies of technology, infrastructures and digital mediations.
  • Sciences, and social sciences research in the digital era, studies of digital methods, of algorithms, the history of quantification, of computation and of robotics.
  • Studies of digital cultures and practices, digitization of Arts, of culture and of the media.
Gender and Intersectionnalities
  • Sex, gender, sexualities, race, class, and age, in the sciences, technology and in medicine and health.
  • Power relations in the shaping of subjects, of bodies, of identity and alterity.
  • Knowledge comebacks, knowledge from below, knowledge of solidarity, radical sciences, i.e « garage », Makers, Do-It-Yourself, hacking.
Medicine and Health
  • Anthropology and sociology of medicine, of health and of the body.
  • Crossing of knowledge, of practices and materialities in relation to institutional, political, cultural and technical contexts.
  • Contemporary biomedicine, evolution of health systems, gender, medicine and heath relations, Non-Western traditions of medical and health systems.
Science, expertise : publics and participation
  • Democratisation, popularisation, representations, reception, attitudes, science-society relations, publics of sciences.
  • Sociotechnical controversies, risk and expertise, ethical, legal, and societal implications of technology.
  • Epistemic justice, third sector research, action research, participatory research, collaborative innovation, co-production of knowledge, practices and the environment.
Technosciences, innovation : promises and practices
  • Technoscientific promises and visions, sociotechnical imaginaries, science-fiction, science and technology in cultural works.
  • Critical approaches of research and innovation, social expectations, alternative theories and practices, slow science, knowledge co-production.
  • Shaping of practical knowledge, sociology of users and non-users, material cultures.
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