Charis Thompson

Charis Thompson is RQIF Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics and former Chair and Chancellor's Professor of Gender and Women's Studies, at the University of California, Berkeley.

She is the author of Making Parents: The Ontological Choreography of Reproductive Technologies, which won the Carson Prize from the Society for the Social Study of Science, and Good Science: The Ethical Choreography of Stem Cell Research, as well as numerous articles on reproduction, life sciences, biodiversity conservation, population, and theory in STS.

She is currently completing a book titled Getting Ahead?: Our Human Futures in an Age of Automation and Selection. She is a recipient of University of California Berkeley's Social Science Distinguished Teaching Award and of an Honorary Doctorate from the Norwegian Science and Technology University. She has recently served on the Nuffield Council on Bioethics Genome Editing Working Group and the World Economic Forum Global Technology Council on Technology, Values, and Policy.