Lee Vinsel

Assistant Professor of Science and Technology Studies

Stevens Institute of Technology

Lee Vinsel is Assistant Professor of Science and Technology Studies at the Stevens Institute of Technology. His research examines the relationship between government, technological change, and the production of scientific and technical knowledge in capitalist economies.

Vinsel's research uses the automobile as a lens onto the history of risk regulation in the United States. His interests include how communities form around technological problems, how actors find solutions to these problems, and how regulatory practices shape technological design and products.

Vinsel is also interested in contemporary innovation policy, particularly in the failure of our current political economy to support long-term research and development (R&D) and foster significant technological breakthroughs outside of the Three O's—infO, nanO, and biO. (No. "Big Data" won't solve all of our problems.)