Massimo Mazzotti


Massimo Mazzotti (PhD Science Studies 2000, University of Edinburgh) teaches history of science at the University of California, Berkeley. He has held postdoctoral positions at MIT and at the University of Toronto, and has taught sociology of science at the University of Exeter, where he is also research associate at Egenis, the ESRC Centre for Genomics in Society. In Italy, he has a long-lasting collaboration with the CIS, at the University of Bologna. His main research interests are the politics of science and technology in the age of Enlightenment, the interaction of religion and science, the history of logic and mathematics, and the social dimension of industrial design. He is the author of The World of Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Mathematician of God (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007), Knowledge as Social Order. Rethinking the Sociology of Barry Barnes (ed.; Ashgate, 2008), and of several articles in international journals including Isis, The British Journal for the History of Science, Technology and Culture, Actes de la Recherche en Science Sociales. Outside academia, he has acted as a consultant for exhibitions on the history of science at the New York Public Library and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris, and for BBC television documentaries.