Linda Lucia Lubrano
School of International Service
Additional Positions at AUSIS Representative, Institutional Review Board for Protection of Human Subjects, 2008-2009.
Member of the Phi Beta Kappa Selection Committee (1995-1998), founding member of Zeta Chapter of the District of Columbia (1991-1994), and initiatives to establish Phi Beta Kappa chapter at AU (1975/1986).
Faculty Mentor, University PhD Greenberg Seminars, 1993-1996.
- Linda Lucia Lubrano teaches a wide range of courses that bridge the humanities with the natural and social sciences. Her classes draw upon film, literature, and philosophy, for example, and she combines political theory with the comparative study of science and technology. The breadth of her scholarship includes the politics and sociology of science, the anthropology of medical practice, and the political theorization of social enterprise. A common element is her emphasis on substantive issues of power and freedom that both inhibit and liberate individuals in their search for identity and self-governance. She brings this theme into her teaching on civil society, markets and the Russian state, her honors course on engineering the human condition, and her graduate course on theories of comparative and international studies.
DegreesPhD, Indiana University, MA and Russian Area Certificate, Indiana University, BA cum laude, Hunter College of CUNY
Favorite Spot on Campus:The garden in front of Roper Hall
Book Currently Reading:The Science of Leonardo, Fritjof Capra
Languages Spoken:Italian and Russian
- SIS - School of International Service
- SIS - 352
- By appointment
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Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
Professor Lubrano has conducted extensive research in European and international affairs with specialization on Russia and Italy. She brought the field of naukovedenie into US academic discourse, thereby bridging Soviet and American scholarship in the social studies of science. Her work on informal networks in the Russian scientific community documented the social roots of political change before Gorbachev came to power. She is currently writing a book on the intellectual and social history of scientists during the Soviet period. Continuing her focus on government outside the state, she has also conducted research on marginalized populations in Italy and the ethical politics of local communities throughout Europe. Strongly influenced by the writings of Michel Foucault and Nikolas Rose, her most recent research focuses on the mind-body-machine interface in political ideologies of medical practice.
- "Governmentality through Science Communities," The International Journal of Science in Society 2, no. 4 (2011): 33-48.
- "Clinics, Prisons, and Practices of Freedom: Innovations in European Social Welfare," The Discourse of Sociological Practice 8, no.2 (Fall 2009): 59-73.
- "Scholars Steer Their Ships Through the Turbulent Seas of History,"in Academia in Upheaval, eds. Michael David-Fox and Gyorgy Peacuteteri, Greenwood Publishing, 2000.&
- "Politicheskie granitsy meditsinskoi praktiki," in Problemy deiatel'nosti uchenogo i nauchnykh kollektivov, XII, ed. S.A. Kugel', Sankt-Peterburg GTU, 1998.
- "The Hidden Structure of Soviet Science,"Science, Technology, and Human Values 1, no. 2 (Spring 1993): 147-175
- "New Initiatives and Old Bureaucrats: The Future Challenges the Past in Academic Science," Technology in Society 13, no. 1/2 (1991): 91-108.
- "The Attentive Public for Soviet Science and Technology," in Politics, Work, and Daily Life in the USSR, ed. James Millar, Cambridge University Press, 1987.
- "The Political Web of Scientific Cooperation Between the USA and USSR," in Sectors of Mutual Benefit in US-Soviet Relations, ed. Nish Jamgotch, Jr., Duke University Press, 1985.
- "Survey Research as a Source of Information for Soviet Science Policy,"Soviet Union/Union Sovietique 9, part 1 (1982): 55-81.
- The Social Context of Soviet Science, co-edited with Susan Gross Solomon, Westview Press, 1980.
- Soviet Sociology of Science, American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, 1976.
- Harvard University
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- University of Pennsylvania
- Stanford University
- University of California, Berkeley
- Chicago Academy of Sciences
- International School for Sociology of Science and Technique (St. Petersburg, Russia)
- Institute of the History of Science and Technology, USSR Academy of Sciences (Moscow, Russia)
- Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli (Rome, Italy)
- Università degli Studi di Trento (Trento, Italy)
- Director, Graduate Research Center on Europe, American University—Università degli Studi di Trento, 1999-2004.
- Director, Division of Comparative and Regional Studies, School of International Studies, American University, 1994-1999.
- Director, Italian Seminar Series, Center for Mediterranean and Gulf Studies, 1982-1984.
Honors, Awards, and Fellowships
- Senior Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Smithsonian Institution
- National Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
- Research Scholar, National Academy of Sciences—USSR Academy of Sciences
- Foreign Area Fellowships (4), Ford Foundation
- Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Charter member of Sigma Iota Rho
- University Award for Distinguished Teaching, American University
- Awards for Outstanding Research, Scholarship and Professional Contributions (2), College of Public Affairs and School of International Service, American University
- Awards for Outstanding Contributions to Academic Development (2), School of International Service, American University
Grants and Sponsored Research
- American Council of Learned Societies Research Grants (2)
- National Science Foundation Research Grants (2)
- National Council for Soviet and East European Research Grant
- NATO Science Research Grant
- American University Faculty Summer Research Grants (5)
- School of International Service Faculty Research Grant
- Certificate, "Philosophy of Homeopathic Medicine," National Center for Instruction in Homeopathy and Homeotherapeutics, Johns Hopkins University, Maryland, 1998.
- Certificate, "Understanding Chronic Prescribing," National Center for Instruction in Homeopathy and Homeotherapeutics, Marymount College, Virginia, 1997.
- Certificate, "Foundations in Homeopathy," National Center for Instruction in Homeopathy and Homeotherapeutics, Marymount College, Virginia, 1997.
Work In Progress
- Politics, Science, and Social Change in Russia
- Journal articles and conference papers on European social enterprise
- Research on political ideologies of medical practice