Kristoffer Whitney, Ph.D.

Job Title: 
Assistant Professor
Department of Science, Technology, and Society

B.S. Environmental Management and Technology, Rochester Institute of Technology

M.A. History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania

Ph.D. History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania

Post Doctoral Fellow, Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Associate-at-Large, Center for Culture, History, & Environment, Nelson Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Interests: the intersections between endangered species science and policy, the sociotechnical aspects of marketing-based approaches to environmental conservation, and access to environmental media and public natural spaces for Deaf/HH individuals.

Courses: Nature and Quantification, Social Consequences of Technology, Department Capstone

Winner of the 2016 David Edge Prize for the best article in the area of Science and Technology studies by the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S)

Selected Publications:

Kristoffer Whitney and Melanie Kiechle, guest editors and contributors, “Counting on Nature” special topics forum, Science as Culture,  Nature, Science as Culture, 26:1, 1-10, DOI: 10.1080/09505431.2016.1223114

Kristoffer Whitney, “Tangled up in Knots: an emotional ecology of field science,” Emotion, Space and Society, Vol. 6 (Feb. 2013), Special Issue on Ecology and Emotion, 100-107.

Sabrina McCormick and Kristoffer Whitney, “The Making of Public Health Emergencies: West Nile Virus in New York City,” Sociology of Health & Illness, Pandemics and Emerging Infectious Diseases: The Sociological Agenda, Vol. 35, No. 2 (Feb. 2013), 268-279.

Kristoffer Whitney “Living Lawns, Dying Waters: the suburban boom, nitrogenous fertilizers, and the nonpoint source pollution dilemma,” Technology & Culture, Vol. 51, No. 3 (July 2010), 652-674.

Kristoffer Whitney, “Domesticating Nature?: Surveillance and Conservation of Migratory Shorebirds in the 'Atlantic Flyway',” Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Vol. 45, No. 1, (2014): 78-87.