4S-Bernal Prize for Nelly Oudshoorn

Nelly Oudshoorn, Emerita Professor of Technology Dynamics and Health Care at the University of Twente and former chair of the WTMC Board has received the 2021 John Desmond Bernal Prize of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), next to Judy Wajcman, London School of Economics. The Bernal Prize is awarded individuals who have made distinguished contributions to the field of STS. Past winners have included founders of the field, along with outstanding scholars who have devoted their careers to the understanding of the social dimensions of science and technology. Nelly Oudshoorn’s oeuvre includes Beyond the Natural Body (Routledge 1994), The Male Pill (2003; awarded with the Rachel Carson Prize), How Users Matter (2003, with Trevor Pinch), Telecare and the Transformations of Healthcare (2011, Book of the Year Prize 2012 of the British Sociological Association), and Resilient Cyborgs (2020).