Noah Weeth Feinstein

Position title: Associate Professor, Curriculum & Instruction, Associate Professor, Community & Environmental Sociology

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I study how people make sense of science in their personal, social, and political lives — and how educational platform such as schools and museums can help. I recently contributed to a National Academies report on science literacy, and am currently studying how science museums seek to become more equitable institutions. I also write about environmental and sustainability education, public knowledge, and educational responses to the “post-truth era,” and have become increasingly interested in the role of education in climate change adaptation. My work is usually classified under headings like “informal science education” and “public engagement with science,” but I think of myself as a scholar of Science and Technology Studies (STS) who works on problems related to learning, education, and social change.