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Worcester Polytechnic Institute
agricultural biotechnology, genetic engineering, reproductive health, American public policy, European Union, risk regulation, risk assessment and management, environmental studies
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About Me

I am a comparative political science and public policy scholar. I currently teach at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, where I am the Director of the Society, Technology, and Policy Program. My research interests cover the regulation of biotechnology, both in agriculture and reproductive medicine. I have also been working on food safety and security policies more broadly, as well as pedagogical research on active learning techniques and environmental studies. In addition to a Ph.D. in Political Science, I have an M.A. in French Literature. When possible, I write on the intersection of literature and politics, especially in the context of utopian/dystopian fiction.

Recent Publications
Edited Volumes
  • “From Mad Cows to GMOs: EU Food Safety and the Precautionary Principle.” European Journal on Risk Regulation. Forthcoming.
  • “How Will the Affordable Care Act Impact Assisted Reproductive Technology Use?” With Daniel Skinner. Politics and the Life Sciences.  Fall 2015, Volume 34, Issue 2, pp.71-90.
Book Chapters
  • “Chaia Heller: Food, farms and solidarity: French farmers challenge industrial agriculture and genetically modified crops.” Agriculture and Human Values. July 2015, Volume 32, Issue 3, pp 571-572. DOI 10.1007/s10460-015-9635-6.
  • “Marie-Monique Robin (dir.): our daily poison.” Agriculture and Human Values. March 2013, Volume 30, Issue 1, pp 151-152. DOI 10.1007/s10460-012-9418-2.
Media Coverage
Country Focus
European Union, France, United States

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