Jennifer Croissant

Associate Professor

Jen Croissant (PhD Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Science & Technology Studies, 1994) is interested in the sociology of science and technology, particularly feminist science studies. Graduate Teaching includes ‘Science & Social Theory,’ ‘Technology & Social Theory,’ and the core GWS Seminar ‘Feminist Knowledge Production,’ while undergraduate teaching includes GWS160C (TRAD 103): Technology & Society, and GWS 317: Science Fiction Studies. 

Current research is focused on studies of/participation in interdisciplinarity, with the "Life On LEO" project at Biosphere2 and the Bridges NRT in the life sciences.

Recent works include studies of agnotology, including a general model of ignorance and absence, and forthcoming work on levels of non-knowledge and non-disclosure in American Football. Please see Academia and learn more at ResearchGate for access to articles and information.


  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, PhD. Science and Technology Studies, 1994.
    • Dissertation: "Bodies, Movements, Representations: Elements Toward a Feminist Theory of Knowledge." Advisor: Professor Sal Restivo.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, S.M. Technology and Policy, 1989. 
    • Thesis: "The Process of Development: The Study of Geographic Information Systems." Advisor: Professor Richard de Neufville.
  • Pennsylvania State University, B.S. Engineering Science, with Honors, Physics Minor, 1987. 
    • Thesis: "Development of a Programmable Liquid Crystal Television Spatial Light Modulator as Applied to Real Time Optical Signal Processing." Advisor: Professor F. T. S. Yu.