MU Life Sciences and Society Program
The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Tulp, Rembrandt; Mauritshuis, The Hague
Life Sciences and Society Program
105h Bond Life Sciences Center
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

Email: lssp@missouri.edu
Phone: (573) 884-6883
The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Tulp, Rembrandt; Mauritshuis, The Hague
Life Sciences and Society Program
105h Bond Life Sciences Center
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

Email: lssp@missouri.edu
Phone: (573) 884-6883

Research


Faculty from many MU departments and programs are engaged in crucial research on the ethics, history, policy, economics, law, sociology, and media coverage concerning the life sciences, as well as on the social manifestations of the human status as an organism. The Life Sciences & Society Program seeks to enhance the value and scope of such research on campus by making connections across disciplines.

While many of the publications in LSSP fields are interdisciplinary, our list of recent publications below is organized by the home department of the authors.


Sociology


Prasad, Amit. "Making Images/Making Bodies: Visibilizing and Disciplining through Magnetic Resonance Imaging" Science, Technology and Human Values, Vol. 30, No. 2, April 2005, p. 291-316.
Prasad, Amit. "Scientific Culture in the "Other" Theatre of "Modern Science": An Analysis of the Culture of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Research in India" Social Studies of Science, Vol. 30, No. 3, June 2005, p. 463-489.
Prasad, Amit. "Confronting the "Socialization" Barrier: Cross-Ethnic Differences in Undergraduate Women's Preference for IT Education" (with Roli Varma & Deepak Kapur). In William Aspray and J. McGrath Cohoon (eds.) Women and Information Technology: Research on Under- Representation (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2006), p. 301-322.
Prasad, Amit. "Beyond Modern versus Alternative Science Debate: Analysis of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Research", The Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 41, No. 3, January 2006, p. 219-227.
Prasad, Amit. "Facts, Fetishes, and the Parliament of Things: Is there any Space for Critique" (with Srikanth Mallavarapu), Social Epistemology Vol. 20, No. 2, April-June 2006, p. 185-199.
Prasad, Amit. "Social" Adoption of a Technology: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in India" International Journal of Contemporary Sociology, Vol. 43, No. 2, October 2006, p. 327-55.
Prasad, Amit. "The (Amorphous) Anatomy of an Invention: The Case of Magnetic Resonance Imaging" Social Studies of Science, Vol. 43, No. 4, August 2007, p. 533-60.
Prasad, Amit. "Science in Motion: What Postcolonial Studies Can Offer", RECIIS, Electronic Journal of Communication Information & Innovation in Health, Vol. 2, No. 2, June-December 2008, p. 35-47.
Prasad, Amit. "Capitalizing Disease: Biopolitics of Drug Trials in India", Theory, Culture & Society, Vol. 26, No.5, 2009, p. 1-29.