Dr Stevienna de Saille
Phd, University of Leeds
Department of Sociological Studies
Research Fellow (iHuman)
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Department of Sociological Studies
Stevie’s research interests lie in the intersection of science and technology studies, social movement theory, economics and science policy. Her MA looked at women's adaptation of the architecture of Livejournal.com to maintain pre-existing online networks and question racial exclusion within the science fiction community. Her PhD, completed at the end of 2012, was a case study of knowledge production in the Feminist International Network of Resistance to Reproductive and Genetic Engineering (FINRRAGE), which led her to larger questions about the global bioeconomy, and the governance of emergent technologies.
Her postdoctoral research with Prof. Paul Martin investigated 'Publics and the Making of Responsible Innovation' as part of the Leverhulme Trust Research Programme 'Making Science Public'. She has also been involved in research on diversity in the biomedical system along with colleagues from ScHARR, as part of a Wellcome Trust project led by Prof. James Wilsdon.
Stevie is currently in the developmental stages of two new projects, one on the human aspects of robotics and the other on germline genetic engineering. She is also continuing her research on Responsible Stagnation as PI on the Fourth Quadrant Research Project, which considers responsible innovation through the lens of steady state economics as a way of maintaining social prosperity in a state of permanent slow growth.
- Research interests
Independent Social Research Foundation, “The Fourth Quadrant: Exploring Responsible Innovation in a Steady State” (PI), 2016-2018.
Wellcome Trust, Review of diversity and inclusion literature and an evaluation of methodologies and metrics relating to health research (Co-I), 2016.
- Responsibility Beyond Growth. Bristol University Press.
- Knowledge as Resistance: The Feminist International Network of Resistance to Reproductive and Genetic Engineering. Basingstoke: Palgrave.
- Genome editing: the dynamics of continuity, convergence and change in the engineering of life. New Genetics and Society. View this article in WRRO
- CRISPR in context : towards a socially responsible debate on embryo editing. Palgrave Communications, 5. View this article in WRRO
- Risk in synthetic biology—views from the lab. EMBO reports, 19(7). View this article in WRRO
- Innovation for a steady state: a case for responsible stagnation. Economy and Society, 45(1), 1-23. View this article in WRRO
- Innovating innovation policy: the emergence of ‘Responsible Research and Innovation’. Journal of Responsible Innovation, 2(2), 152-168. View this article in WRRO
- Dis-inviting the Unruly Public. Science as Culture, 24(1), 99-107. View this article in WRRO
- 'Fighting Science with Social Science: Activist Scholarship in an International Resistance Project'. Sociological Research Online, 19(3). View this article in WRRO
- Fixed: the science/fiction of human enhancement. Journal of Responsible Innovation, 1(1), 142-145. View this article in WRRO
- The effect of social-cognitive recovery strategies on likability, capability and trust in social robots. Computers in Human Behavior.
- Monstrous regiment versus Monsters Inc., Science and the politics of openness Manchester University Press
- Monstrous regiment versus Monsters Inc.: Competing imaginaries of science and social order in Responsible (Research and) Innovation In Nerlich B, Hartley S, Raman S & Smith A (Ed.), Science and the politics of openness: Here be monsters Manchester: Manchester University Press.
- View this article in WRRO The Diversity Dividend: does a more diverse and inclusive research community produce better biomedical and health research?
- Duesberg, Mbeki, and AZT: Contentious science meets contentious politics.
- "Roundup Ready?": Regulating glyphosates amidst health, economic, and public concerns about Genetic Modification.
- View this article in WRRO Fukushima - The Triple Disaster and Its Triple Lessons: What can be learned about regulation, planning, and communication in an unfolding emergency?.
- On being a Science Public.
Theses / Dissertations
- From ‘Death of the Female’ to ‘Life Itself’: A Socio-historic Examination of FINRRAGE. University of Leeds.
- View this article in WRRO Review of diversity and inclusion literature and an evaluation of methodologies and metrics relating to health research.
- Responsive research: putting the innovative back into agendas for innovation.
- Innovating Innovation: RRI as a Guiding Principle in the ERA. Making Science Public, 3.
- Teaching activities
Stevie currently teaches the following undergraduate modules:
SCS3047 Protest, Movements and Social Change
SCS3034 What it means to be human