Donald Angus MacKenzie
#32658 Overall Influence

Donald Angus MacKenzie

British sociologist

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Donald Angus MacKenzie is professor of sociology for the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. He earned a B.Sc. in applied mathematics and a Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh.

A well-known researcher in the field of science and technology, he has studied diverse subject matter from the history of eugenics to computing and finance.

He was honored by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in 2006 for his work on science and technology issues. His books, Inventing Accuracy: A Historical Sociology of Nuclear Missile Guidance and Material Markets: How Economic Agents are Constructed, reflect his interests in multiple fields of inquiry.

He has held visiting faculty positions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Max Planck Institute, Harvard University, and the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris. He is a winner of the Robert K. Merton Award, the Viviana A. Zelizer Distinguished Scholarship Award, the Ludwik Fleck Prize of the Society for Social Studies of Science, and the U.S. Navy Prize in Naval History.

MacKenzie also provides leadership through his work on the Scientific Advisory Board for Sciences Po, the UK Economic and Social Research Council, the Society for the History of Technology and as a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

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Donald Angus MacKenzie is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. His work constitutes a crucial contribution to the field of science and technology studies. He has also developed research in the field of social studies of finance. He has undertaken widely cited work on the history of statistics, eugenics, nuclear weapons, computing and finance, among other things.

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University of Edinburgh
University of Edinburgh

Public research university in Edinburgh, Scotland

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#218 World Rank
Sociology