Morgan Meyer

Sociologist - CNRS Research Director

  • Presentation

Morgan Meyer’s research focuses on the production of knowledge and technology outside or at the boundaries of scientific institutions. His research concentrates on three main topics: 1) participation and co-production of knowledge (natural history, do-it-yourself biology, open source agriculture, low tech), 2) new configurations and communities in biology (synthetic biology, gene editing), 3) intermediation, translation and representation of knowledge.

These topics are addressed through a threefold approach: capturing the materiality and spatiality of science by focusing on the places, textures, objects and boundaries of scientific practices; following emerging practices and disciplines, as well as objects in the making, or even controversial objects; problematizing the idea of “participatory” science and technology by examining the grammar and registers of action of participation: sharing, tinkering, circumventing, hacking, amaterializing, empowering, liberating…

Morgan Meyer holds a PhD in Sociology (University of Sheffield) and has been a lecturer at Agro ParisTech and a researcher at LISIS. He was a visiting professor at the University of Vienna (Department of Science and Technology Studies) and a visiting researcher at the University of Edinburgh (Genomics Forum).

He also mobilizes and valorises his work through expertise (for the OECD, CCNE, INRA and ANSES), collaborations with museums (Medical Museion, Copenhagen; Science Museum, London; Deutsches Museum, Munich) and the writing of articles aimed at the general public (among others for the Lëtzebuerger Land).


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