Sergio Sismondo

Sergio Sismondo



Arts and Science

People Directory Affiliation Category
  • BA, University of Toronto
  • MA, University of Toronto
  • PhD, Cornell University

Science and Technology Studies


Sergio Sismondo does research in Science and Technology Studies at intersections of philosophy and sociology of science. Recently, he has been studying the nature and distribution of pharmaceutical research, seeing this as a project in the political economy of knowledge. He is at the beginning of a project on “epistemic corruption,” exploring contestation around knowledge practices. Earlier and continuing work has been connected to questions about realism, constructivism, and deflationism. Sismondo is currently editor of the journal Social Studies of Science, one of the flagship journals in Science and Technology Studies.

Selected Monographs
  • Ghost-Managed Medicine: Big Pharma’s Invisible Hands (Mattering, 2018, translated into Chinese, 2019)
  • An Introduction to Science and Technology Studies, 2nd ed (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010, 1st ed Blackwell 2004, multiply translated)
Edited Books / Collections
  • The Pharmaceutical Studies Reader (with Jeremy Greene) (Wiley, 2015)
Selected Edited Journal Issues
  • Special issue on Pharmaceutical Research and Marketing, Social Studies of Science 34 no. 2, 2004.
  • Special issue on Modeling and Simulation, Science in Context 12, no.2, 1999.

Plus more than 50 journal articles, book chapters, and encyclopedia entries.

Work in Progress

'Epistemic Corruption'


Various interviews for radio, print news, and podcasts.