SOCIOLOGIST of SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY
Welcome to my website. I am a sociologist of science, technology, and the environment. I am currently an Associate Research Fellow at the National Assembly Futures Institute, Republic of Korea. Also, I was a postdoctoral fellow in civic science at Tufts University's Tisch College of Civic Life. I received a Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (joint-PhD with Environmental Studies). I have been affiliated in the Holtz Center of Science and Technology Studies as well.
I investigate how state power and the market system co-organize scientific institutions, and how the mode of production of scientific knowledge in such institutional contexts systematically fails to address the problem of social and environmental justice. For this goal, my research unites three strands of sociological inquiry: the political and organizational sociological analysis of scientific practices, the politics of knowledge in environmental sciences, and the relational sociological theory. My research has been recognized by awards from the American Sociological Association (ASA) and the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP).
My teaching interest includes Science and Technology Studies (STS), environmental sociology (risk, health, and inequality), social theory, and ethnography.
6/10/20: Jeon received the George W. Smith best paper award from SSSP's Institutional Ethnography division
5/01/20: Jeon is heading to Tufts for a postdoctoral fellowship in Civic Science