Sharon Traweek

Sharon Traweek

Sharon Traweek

Associate Professor


Gender Studies

Office: 2214 Rolfe Hall


Phone: 310-825-2884

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I am an associate professor in the Department of Gender Studies and History at UCLA; I have also been on the faculty of the Anthropology Department at Rice University and the Program in Anthropology & Archeology and to the Program in Science, Technology, & Society at MIT.  I have held visiting faculty positions at the Mt Holyoke Five College Women’s Studies Research Center, the Anthropology Department at the University of California at San Diego, the Program in Values, Technology, Science, and Society at Stanford University, and Sokendai, the Graduate University for Advanced Studies, in Japan.  I received my Ph.D. from the History of Consciousness Program at the University of California at Santa Cruz.  My first book is Beamtimes and Lifetimes:  The World of High Energy Physicists (Harvard University Press, 1988, paperback 1992); it remains in print and has been translated into Chinese (2003). My next book, which is on Japanese big science, and a third on crafting cultural studies of science, technology, and medicine will be submitted to publishers this year; I have also published 25 articles in books and journals of anthropology, Asian studies, communications, cultural studies, history, and women’s studies. I have four new articles in draft.