Sandra Harding wins the 2013 John Desmond Bernal Prize

Great news!

From FEMMSS list:

On 10/19/2013 4:50 PM, Sharon Traweek wrote:

At the annual meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Sandra Harding, UCLA Departments of Gender Studies and Social Sciences & Comparative Education, received the 2013 John Desmond Bernal Prize, “awarded annually to an individual judged to have made a distinguished contribution to the field of Social Studies of Science.”

Past winners have included many of the “founders and prominent scholars who have devoted their careers to the understanding of the social dimensions of science and technology.” The first four winners were Derek de Solla Price, Thomas Kuhn, Robert Merton, and Joseph Needham. [1981-1999 the ratio was 17 men to 2 women; 2000-2013 the ratio is 6 men to 8 women.]

John Desmond Bernal (1901-1971) was an important molecular biologist, a prominent British intellectual, wartime science adviser to Lord Louis Mountbatten, and the author of _The Social Function of Science_ (1939), as well as many other books.


One thought on “Sandra Harding wins the 2013 John Desmond Bernal Prize

  1. Sandra Harding is the first person with a philosophy disciplinary background to be awarded the Bernal Prize. Congratulations, Sandra!

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