Abby J. Kinchy

Associate Professor, Science and Technology Studies

Abby Kinchy is a sociologist working in the interdisciplinary field of science and technology studies. Her areas of expertise are agricultural biotechnology, shale gas development, and social movements. Her research focuses on the uses of scientific knowledge and expertise in complex environmental controversies.


Ph.D., 2007, Sociology University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Focus
  • Sociology
  • Environmental politics
Select Works
  • Seeds, Science, and Struggle: The Global Politics of Transgenic Crops. MIT Press, 2012.