Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Science, Technology, and Society, at Virginia Tech
Daniel Breslau is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Science, Technology, and Society, at Virginia Tech, where he has been on the faculty since 2001. He received his Ph.D., in Sociology, from the University of Chicago. Before Virginia Tech, he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Tel Aviv University. He is the author of many articles and book chapters on the history and sociology of the social sciences, with a focus on the origins of sociology; population statistics and the state; and the development of economic theory and measurement. His current work examines the economics and politics of electricity markets in the US, Europe, and Latin America. His book In Search of the Unequivocal was awarded the Robert K. Merton Award of the American Sociological Association section on Science, Knowledge, and Technology. He has been involved in a range of initiatives for bringing social sciences and humanities to bear on public controversies involving emerging science and technology, and is currently leading the development of a new undergraduate degree in Science, Technology, and Society.