Dean Nieusma

Assistant Professor, Science and Technology Studies


PhD in STS, RPI (2004)
MS in STS, RPI (2001)
BS in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering), cum laude, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1991)
Bachelors of General Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1991)

Research Focus
  • design and social studies of design
Select Works
  • In press. “Middle-out Social Change: Expert-led EJ Initiatives in Sri Lanka’s Energy Sector.” Technoscience, Environmental Justice, and the Spaces Between: Transforming Expert Cultures through Grassroots Engagement. MIT Press.
  • In Press. “Materializing Nano Equity: Lessons from Design.” In The 2009 Yearbook of Nanotechnology in Society, Jameson Wetmore and Susan Cozzens, editors. Springer.
  • 2010. “Designs on Development: Engineering, Globalization, and Social Justice” (Nieusma and Riley). Engineering Studies.
  • 2007. “Challenging Knowledge Hierarchies to Achieve Sustainable Development in Sri Lanka.” Sustainability: Science, Policy, Practice 3.1 (Spring): 32-44.
  • 2004. “Alternative Design Scholarship: Working toward Appropriate Design.” Design Issues 20.3 (Summer): 13-24.