Marsha Rosengarten

Marsha Rosengarten is Professor in Sociology, a Director of the Centre for the Study of Invention and Social Process (CSISP) having previously established and directed the Unit of Play in the Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London. Rosengarten’s research has provided the health and medical field with conceptual analysis for tackling the medical and policy challenges posed by biomedical interventions (including HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis) and associated issues with research and implementation.  She is co-author with Alex Wilkie and Martin Savranskyof an edited collection Speculative Research: The Lure of Possible Futures (Routledge, 2017), co-author Mike Michael Innovation and Biomedicine: Ethics, Evidence and Expectation in HIV (Palgrave, 2013) and author of HIV Interventions: Biomedicine and the Traffic in Information and Flesh (University of Washington Press, 2009) for which she received the Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness Book Prize 2010. Her most recent articles focus on the logics of biomedicine within the global health fields of HIV, Ebola and Tuberculosis drawing from process-oriented approaches in Science and Technology Studies, Speculative Philosophy and Feminist Theory. Her work offers alternative ways of conceiving intervention, bioethics, randomized controlled trials and the nature of scientific evidence. Between 2009 and 2013, she co-founded and the international Association for the Social Sciences and Humanities in HIV (ASSHH) with a membership of over 400 social science and humanities scholars working in Southern, Eastern and Western Africa, Europe, North and South America as well as Australia and New Zealand.