Langdon Winner


Biography of Langdon Winner

Langdon Winner is Thomas Phelan Chair of Humanities and Social Sciences in the Department of Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York.

Langdon Winner was born in San Luis Obispo (California) on August 7, 1944. He received his Bachelor´s degree in 1966, his Master's degree in 1967 and his Ph.D. in 1973, all of them in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

He has been assistant professor in Leiden, at MIT, at the University of California, Los Angeles and at the University of California, Santa Cruz. From 1985 onwards he worked at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; he was a visiting professor at Harvey Mudd College.

Winner lives in New York. He is married to Gail P. Stuart and has three children. His interests include philosophy of technology, American popular culture, and theories of sustainability.

Winner is known for his articles and books on science, technology, and society. He also spent several years as a reporter and contributing editor for Rolling Stone magazine.

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