PHILIP OLSON STSS
I take a PHILOSOPHICAL STS approach to research at the intersections of
- Technology Studies and Body Studies
- Bioethics (and other areas of applied ethics)
- Critical Medical Humanities
- Women’s and Gender Studies
- Social Epistemology and Expertise
Lately, I have focused on two areas of research having to do with technologies and the body
- Funeral Technologies
- Alkaline Hydrolysis (Science, Technology & Human Values, 2014)
- Necro-Waste (Social Epistemology, 2015)
- The Home Funeral Movement (Journal of Medical Humanities, 2016)
- Civilian Drone Technologies
- co-PI for “Airing Concerns: A Data-Driven Approach to the Ethics of UAV,” an internally funded research grant to study ethical concerns or interests in the integration of UAS (drone) technologies into U.S civilian airspace.
- “There’s Always a Man in the Loop,” by Phil Olson and Christine Labuski (in progress)
Other research projects have included a study of how epistemic burdens get distributed within communities when new technologies are introduced into those communities.
I have also published articles in virtue epistemology, feminist epistemology, and virtue ethics.
(See CV for a complete list of publications)