Janet Vertesi

Associate Professor of Sociology, Jacob Viner University Preceptor

Janet Vertesi is a sociologist of science and technology who is interested the relationships between science, technology and society. Her research focuses on NASA robotic spacecraft teams, and how organizational dynamics matter to team decision-making, data-sharing, and scientific results. She also works in Human-Computer Interaction, where her publications include topics such as scientific data-sharing, GPS tracking and notions of privacy, personal archiving practices, and technologies in transnational context. At Princeton, Janet runs Tech/Soc, an interdisciplinary reading group co-sponsored by CITP devoted to questions of technology and society; her courses on the Sociology of Technology are accredited towards the Certificate in Information Technology and Society.

Vertesi can be reached at , 122 Wallace Hall, 609-258-8724.