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Sainath Suryanarayanan

Dr. Sainath Suryanarayanan

Carson Fellow


Rachel Carson Center
Leopoldstr. 11a, 4. OG, 421
80802 Munich

Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 72375

Sainath Suryanarayanan is an assistant scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA) in the Population Health Institute. He is affiliated with the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, the Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE), and the Holtz Center for Science & Technology Studies. With a background in molecular biology, behavioral ecology, and science and technology studies (STS), Sai’s scholarship sits at the juncture of biology, environment, and society. He has published widely in a variety of refereed journals, including Engaging Science, Technology, and Society; Social Studies of Science; Science, Technology & Human Values; and Current Biology. He recently coauthored Vanishing Bees: Science, Politics, and Honeybee Health (Rutgers University Press, 2017).

RCC Research Project: Interspecies Resistance to Genetically Engineered Crops in Luso-Hispanic Agricultures

 Lunchtime Colloquium Video - Hispanic Agri-Cultures: Interspecies Alliance and Resistance to GM Crops

Selected Publications:

  • with Daniel Lee Kleinman. Vanishing Bees: Science, Politics and Honey Bee Health. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2017.
  • with Kata Beilin. “The War Between Amaranth and Soy: Interspecies Resistance to Transgenic Soy Agriculture in Argentina.” Environmental Humanities 9, no. 2 (forthcoming, 2017).
  • “Intractosoma: Toward an Epistemology of Complexity Based on Intra-acting Bodies.” Engaging Science, Technology, and Society 2 (2016): 322–30. doi:10.17351/ests2016.135.
  • with Kata. Beilin. “Still Different?: Biotechnology, Politics and Culture in Spain.” In Ethics of Life: Contemporary Iberian Debates, edited by Kata Beilin and William Vistienz, 203–29. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press, 2016.
  • with Daniel Lee Kleinman. “B(e)ecoming Experts: The Controversy over Insecticides in the Honey Bee Colony Collapse Disorder.” Social Studies of Science 43, no. 2 (2013): 215–40.
  • with Daniel Lee Kleinman. “Dying Bees and the Social Production of Ignorance.” Science, Technology & Human Values 38, no. 4 (2013): 492–517.