Mike Michael

Mike Michael is Professor of Sociology of Science and Technology at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He has a PhD in social psychology, and has written extensively on social psychology and social theory. A main research area remains the public understanding of science and technology, though he has also studied the animal experimentation controversy (with Lynda Birke), the cultural and political context of xenotransplantation, and the role of mundane technologies in the production order and disorder in everyday life. His most recent books are Reconnecting Culture, Technology and Nature (Routledge, 2000) and, with Alan Irwin, Science, Social Theory and Public Knowledge (Open University Press, 2003). He has a longstanding interest in the cultural and material role of animals in microsocial interaction, and has been developing a framework that can encompass the parts played by animals (and technologies) in social processes ranging from the production of social identity to the generation of social scientific data.

Bibliography from Purdue University Press