Hannah Landecker

Hannah Landecker

Sociologist and Author; 2018-19 Berggruen Fellow at USC Dornsife

Biography

Hannah Landecker is a Berggruen Fellow and historian and sociologist of the life sciences. Her research concerns the uses of biotechnology to manipulate metabolism, and its impact on longevity and health. She practices ethnographic and interview-based engagement with biologists and biotechnology entrepreneurs. She is a Professor of Sociology and the Institute for Society and Genetics at the University of California, Los Angeles. She holds a PhD from MIT and is the author of Culturing Life: How Cells Became Technologies (Harvard University Press).