Transhumanist Imagination

transhumanist imagination

Brice Laurent


Research Associate Case Study Team; Fellow at Harvard's Program on Science, Technology and Society




Brice Laurent graduated from the School of Mines and the Graduate School of Social Sciences. He is an engineer in the Corps des Mines and teaches at Sciences Po Paris. In 2008, he joined the Centre for Sociology of Innovation where he completed his thesis devoted to nanotechnologies (Democracies on trial. Assembling nanotechnology and Its problems): the problematization of nanotechnology in Europe and the United States, in places like science museums, public debates or regulatory arenas.


He has previously studied the role of consulting companies in industrial research and works now on nanotechnology and public policy, with a special interest on public engagement. He is interested in the ways public approaches are framed in the US and France.


Brice will be a visiting Fellow at Harvard's Program on Science, Technology and Society in Spring 2013. He currently holds a M.Sc. from the Ecole des Mines de Paris and a M.A. from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris, both with high honors.