Bruno Latour

Bruno Latour was trained as a philosopher and an anthropologist in France. After field studies in Africa and California he specialized in the analysis of scientists and engineers at work. In addition to his work in philosophy, history, sociology and the anthropology of science, he has collaborated on many studies of science policy and research management. He has written a number of books on what could be called the anthropology of the modern world, including Science in Action and The Pasteurization of France. Other published works include: an essay on symmetric anthropology, We have never been modern (translated into thirteen languages); a field study on an automatic subway system Aramis or the love of technology; and a piece on the political philosophy of the environment, Politiques de la nature. Latour has taught at engineering schools in France for over twenty years and after teaching at the École des Mines de Paris from 1982 to 2006, he is now Professor at Sciences Po Paris. In 2008, Latour was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Université de Montréal. In recent years he has also served as one of the curators of successful art exhibitions at the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie in Karlsruhe, Germany, including Iconoclash (2002) and Making Things Public (2005). In 2013, he was awarded the Holberg Memorial Prize (the closest equivalent of the Nobel Prize for humanities and social science).