School of Social and Political Science

Dr Hannah Star Rogers

Job Title

Visiting Scholar

Research interests

Research interests

STS, Art & Science


Hannah Star Rogers received her Ph.D. at Cornell University on the intersection of art and science and her MFA in poetry from Columbia University. Her monograph Art, Science, and the Politics of Knowledge will appear from MIT Press in 2022. She is also the lead editor for the Routledge Handbook of Art, Science, and Technology Studies (2021).

She has writing taught at Columbia University, Strathclyde University, and the University of Virginia. Her scholarly publications have appeared in Configurations, Leonardo, Photomediations, and A New Synthesis.She co-curated the exhibit Making Science Visible: The Photography of Berenice Abbott, with Worthy Martin of the University of Virginia, which received an exhibits prize from the British Society for the History of Science and resulted in an invited lecture at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art. She is past Director of Research and Collaboration for Emerge: Artists and Scientists Redesign the Future 2016 and Guest Bioart Curator for 2017. In 2016, she curated the exhibition, Art's Work in the Age of Biotechnology: Shaping Our Genetic Futures, hosted at the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh and sponsored by the NC Science Festival.

Her poems and reviews have appeared in The Kenyon Review, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Tupelo Quarterly, The Carolina Quarterly,  and The Brazenhead Review. Her flash fiction has been honored by Nat. Brut and Glimmer Train. She has received the Akademie Schloss Solitude Fellowship in Stuttgart, Germany, Djerassi Artist Residency in Woodside, CA, the international artist residency at ArtHub in Kingman, AZ, the Arctic Circle in Finland, and National Park Service writing residencies in both Schoodic, Maine and the Everglades, FL.

Selected Publications

  • “Curating Art, Science, and Technology”
    Technology's Stories: Society for the History of Technology (December 20, 2018)
  • "Shadows and Ashes: The Peril of Nuclear Weapons”
    Backchannels: Society for Social Studies of Science (October 15, 2018).
  • “Cheering Artificial Intelligence Leader: Creative Writing and Materializing Design Fiction”
    Leonardo (November 30, 2017), 1-8.
  • “EVENT: Everyday Cyborgs and Humanimals; Triple Short Screening in Edinburgh”
    SciArt Magazine (November 2017).
  • “Art’s Work in the Age of Biotechnology: Shaping Our Genetic Futures”
    SciArt Magazine (August 2017).
  • “Poetry and Science”
    Leonardo Gallery: Scientific Delirium Madness 3.0
    Leonardo 50:3 (June 2017): 236-245.
  • Frankenstein: Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds
    Edited by David H. Guston, Ed Finn, and Jason Scott Robert (The MIT Press 2017)
  • “Para-artistic Ethnography – or, Becoming a Spy in Lapland”
    Co-authored with Lea Schick, Changing Weathers, Spring 2017.
  • "Robot Spirit Engine"
    Editor; commissioned and publicly solicited “Cheers for the Future;” collection includes poetry, flash fiction, and traditional squad cheers; Four Chambers Press, August 2016.
  • “Making Science Visible: The Photography of Berenice Abbott”
    Photomediations Machine, Spring 2015.
    Translated for Circuloa, Spring 2016.
  • “Inseparable Impulses: Science and Aesthetics, Ernst Haeckel and Charley Harper”
    With Megan Halpern. Leonardo Spring 2013.
  • “Amateur Knowledge: Public Art and Citizen Science”
    Configurations 19, no. 1. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011.
  • “Art or Science? The Practices of Tactical Media”
    In Science, Technology and the Humanities. Ed. Lisa M. Dolling. Stevens Institute of Technology, Fall 2011.