Massimiano Bucchi


Massimiano Bucchi (Ph.D. Social and Political Science, European University Institute, Florence 1997) teaches Science and  Technology in Society at the University of Trento, Italy; he has carried out research and given seminars at several research institutions, such as Sussex University, ETH Zurich, University of Wisconsin, University of California Berkeley, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, University of Edinburgh, University of Tokyo, Museu da Vida Rio de Janeiro. He received several awards and recognitions including the RAI television prize for research in mass communications (1996), the Mullins award for the best Sociology of Science graduate paper (1997), the Lelli prize for the best Sociology dissertation discussed in Italy (1998) and the Merck Serono Jury Special Prize for Science Books (2007). He is member of the International Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST) Scientific Committee. He has published articles in international journals such as Public Understanding of Science, Nature, History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences and The British Journal of History of Science and several books, including Handbook of Public Communication of Science and Technology (ed. with B. Trench, Routledge, 2008), Journalism, Science and Society (ed. with M.W. Bauer, Routledge, 2007) , Beyond Technocracy. Science, Politics, Citizens (New York, Springer, 2009), Science and the Media (Routledge, 1998) and Science in Society. An Introduction to Social Studies of Science (Routledge, 2004).