Sophia Roosth

Sophia Roosth is the Frederick S. Danziger Associate Professor in the Department of the History of Science at Harvard University. Her research focuses on twentieth- and twenty-first-century life sciences, examining how biology is changing at a moment when researchers are building new biological systems in order to investigate how biology works. She earned her PhD in 2010 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In her first book, Synthetic: How Life Got Made (2017), Roosth asks what happens to “life” as a conceptual category when experimentation and fabrication converge. Among others, she was the 2016 Anna-Maria Kellen Fellow of the American Academy in Berlin and the Joy Foundation Fellow of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.


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