Assistant Professor of Practice, Michigan State University

A mediatrix is a woman who mediates ideas, translating them across spheres to promote understanding, order, and unity. Mediatrixes have long played a crucial social role as science and technology writers. As a technomediatrix, Brandt investigate sites of scientific and technocultural innovation both ethnographically and textually. Her work draws on ideas from feminism, science and technology studies, media and cultural studies, gender studies, cyborg anthropology, critical military studies, and social theories of health and medicine. Brandt is interested in how ideas about who we are as human beings are bound up in the artifacts we make, how we use them, and the knowledge they allow us to produce.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of History, Philosophy and Sociology of Science, Michigan State University