Danya Glabau is an STS scholar and medical anthropologist, and Industry Assistant Professor and Director of the Science and Technology Studies program in the department of Technology, Culture, and Society at NYU Tandon School of Engineering. She has also been Faculty at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research since 2015. She earned her PhD from the Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS) at Cornell University. Her research examines health activism, the political economy of biomedicine, and how human bodies become valuable data.
Her first book-in-progress, titled Reproducing Safety: Food Allergy Advocacy and the Politics of Care (University of Minnesota Press), examines the reproductive politics of food allergy advocacy in the United States. Her second book project, Cyborg (MIT Press), is co-authored with Laura Forlano (IIT Institute of Design) and will offer an introduction to feminist cyborg theory for scholarly, technical, and non-scholarly audiences.
Her current research projects include developing speculative anthropological methods as a co-organizer of the Wakanda University project, track the evolving business models of digital health care companies, and studying virtual reality through a critical, feminist STS lens. At NYU Tandon, she has established a Minor in Feminism and STEM and is expanding engineering ethics training college-wide. She also sits on the boards of the Society for Medical Anthropology and the journal Feminist Anthropology.
Danya is working (with D&S Affiliate Kadija Ferryman) at NYU Tandon this year to develop a model to expand engineering ethics training at the college and get faculty across the school on board with STS-based ethics training.