Karin Knorr-Cetina

Karin Knorr Cetina is a sociologist and philosopher of science well known for her work on epistemology and social constructionism, summarized in the books The Manufacture of Knowledge: An Essay on the Constructivist and Contextual Nature of Science (1981) and Epistemic Cultures: How the Sciences Make Knowledge (1999). Currently, she focuses on the study of global microstructures and social studies of finance. Knorr Cetina received a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology (with a minor in sociology) from the University of Vienna in 1971. Currently, she is the Otto Borchert Distinguished Service Professor (Jointly Appointed in Anthropology) and Chair of the Department of Sociology at the University of Chicago.