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Shobita Parthasarathy

Associate Professor of Public Policy and Women's Studies, University of Michigan

My research focuses on the comparative politics of emerging science and technology, particularly genetics and biotechnology. My first book, Building Genetic Medicine: Breast Cancer, Technology, and the Comparative Politics of Health Care (MIT Press, 2007). Its findings influenced the 2013 US Supreme Court case focused on the patentability of human genes. I am a faculty affiliate of UM's Science, Technology, and Society Program.


  • –present
    Associate Professor of Public Policy, University of Michigan


  • 2003 
    Cornell University, Science and Technology Studies