Dr. Kelly Joyce is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and Director of the Center for Science, Technology, and Society at Drexel University. She received her B.A. in Anthropology from Brown University and her Ph.D. in Sociology from Boston College. Prof. Joyce is the author of the book Magnetic Appeal: MRI and the Myth of Transparency (Cornell University Press, 2008) and co-editor of Technogenarians: Studying Health and Illness through an Aging, Science, and Technology Lens (Wiley-Blackwell Publishers, 2010). Dr. Joyce is the principal investigator of Ethics of Algorithms (NSF#1338205), a project that investigates the ethics and values that shape decisions in the creation of algorithms. Dr. Joyce's second research project investigates the economic, cultural, and political dimensions of autoimmune illnesses. In this work, she examines the stakeholders who created and mobilized the category autoimmunity, people’s experiences of living with these varied illnesses overtime, and the technologies used to measure environmental exposure in relation to autoimmune illnesses.
Sponsored by Aging Studies Program and Preminger Gerontology Scholarship Program.