Logan D. A. Williams defended her Ph. D. in Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She also has a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering. Her research contributes to political sociology of science and technology and the broader interdisciplinary fields of science and technology studies and science policy studies. Typically, she investigates the global circulation of science and technology and the implications for providing innovative solutions to address issues of science, technology and inequality. She is interested in the power relationships between the elite and the marginalized as they are expressed through: science and technology transfer (appropriation, diffusion, translation, contestation), scientific knowledge production, technology design, and users of technology. She draws upon theory from feminist scholarship and agnotology (the study of ignorance) to illuminate questions of epistemology and positionality. She also utilizes theory from science and technology studies and science policy studies scholars that looks at user agency, and the change in large sociotechnical systems over time. Dr. Williams has published in the following journals: Science, Technology and Human Values; Minerva; Science, Technology and Society; Technology in Society; Endeavour; and Perspectives on Global Development and Technology. Her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Council of American Overseas Research Centers and the Smithsonian Institutes.
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Williams, Logan D. A. 2018. “The South Asian Origins of the Global Network to Eradicate Blindness: WHO, NGOs, and Decentralization.” Endeavour 42 (1): 27–41. Go to the official journal copy or download the unofficial pre-submission copy.
Batayeh, Brian G., Georgia H. Artzberger, and Logan D. A. Williams. In Press, Corrected Proof. “Socially Responsible Innovation in Health Care: Cycles of Actualization.” Technology in Society. Accessed November 24, 2017. Go to the official journal copy or download the unofficial pre-submission copy here.
Williams, Logan D. A. 2018. “Mapping Superpositionality in Global Ethnography.” Science, Technology, & Human Values 43 (2): 198–223. Go to the official journal copy or download the unofficial pre-submission copy here.
Williams, Logan D.A. 2017. “Getting Undone Technology Done: Global Techno-Assemblage and the Value Chain of Invention.” Science, Technology and Society 22 (1): 38–58. Go to official journal copy or download the unofficial pre-submission copy here.
Williams, Logan D. A. 2013. “Three Models of Development: Community Ophthalmology NGOs and the Appropriate Technology Movement”. Perspectives on Global Development and Technology. 12(4): 449-475. Go to official journal copy or download the copy I self-archived (according to Brill's permitted use policy)