Chris Toumey

Chris Toumey is a cultural anthropologist (Ph.D. from University of North Carolina) who works in the anthropology of science. Since 2003 his research and writing has addressed societal and cultural issues in nanotechnology, including these topics: issues in the history of nanotech; religious reactions to nanotech; epistemological problems in images of nanoscale objects; and other matters. Chris is the author of ninety professional publications on nanotech. These include his short commentaries that appear four times a year in the journal Nature Nanotechnology, which constitutes his platform for showing scientists and engineers how the humanities and social sciences can contribute to our understanding of nanotechnology. Chris works in the Center for Environmental Nanoscience & Risk at the University of South Carolina.

Columbia, United States