Matt Kearnes

University of New South Wales

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Matt is Professor of Environment and Society and Deputy Head of School (Research), School of Humanities and Languages, UNSW. He is an internationally recognised leader in research on the social dimensions of technological and environmental change. Situated at the intersection of Science and Technology Studies (STS), human geography and the emerging field of environmental humanities, His ongoing research in this area is supported a range of major research projects, focused on areas of scientific, technological and environmental change. Between 2014-2021 he was a CI in the ARC Centre of Excellence on Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology, where he led a research stream on the societal aspects of nanomedicine, precision medicine and bioinformatics. His most recent books include the co-edited volumes Remaking Participation: Science, Environment and Emergent Publics (with Jason Chilvers, Routledge, 2016) &emp; Thinking with Soils: Material Politics and Social Theory (with Juan Francisco Salazar, CĂ©line Granjou, Anna Krzywoszynska & Manuel Tironi, Bloomsbury, 2020). Matthew is an editor of Science, Technology and Human Values (Sage), an associate editor for Science as Culture (Taylor & Francis)