Samantha Jo Fried, PhD



I'm the Program Manager for Science, Technology, and Society (STS) at Tufts and the Civic Studies Program at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University. I'm also part of Tisch College's Civic Science initiative.

In May 2019, I received my doctorate in Science and Technology Studies (STS) from Virginia Tech. I also hold a Graduate Certificate in Remote Sensing.

I belong to two cats, Croissant and Cake Pop. If you must put me in a box, I'm an INFJ and an Enneagram Type 1.

REsearch Interests

My research interests include: STS, civic science, civic studies, political organizing and activism, postphenomenology, phenomenology, philosophy of technology, critical data studies, science & technology policy, earth remote sensing, digital imaging, security studies, warfighting technologies, governmentality, power, abuse, individual and collective trauma, engaged STS, postcolonial STS, feminist STS, infrastructure studies, the analytic-continental divide, and interdisciplinarity. I wrote the cover story for the January/February 2020 issue of the American Scientist.

I have been known to begin a satellite-related knitting project or two. You can view some of my other knitting projects here.