Tara Mahfoud

Tara Mahfoud is a Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Essex.

Tara Mahfoud is a Lecturer in the Department of Sociology. Before joining the University of Essex, she was a Research Associate in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at King’s College London and a Visiting Research Fellow in the Science, Technology and Society programme at Harvard University. Additionally, she serves as Co-Convenor of the British Sociological Association’s Science and Technology Studies Study Group, and is Associate Editor of the journal Interdisciplinary Science Reviews. Trained in sociology and anthropology, Tara's research explores the cultural, social, and political contexts and implications of developments in the neurosciences. Her work has been published in leading international journals including Media and Society, Science Technology & Human Values, the Journal of Responsible Innovation, and Issues in Science and Technology. She is co-editor of “Vital Models: The Making and Use of Models in the Brain Sciences” (2017).