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Misha Angrist

Associate Professor of the Practice in the Social Science Research Institute
Social Science Research Institute
Box 90989, Gross Hall Room 263, Durham, NC 27708-0989
Box 90989, Gross Hall Room 263, Durham, NC 27708-0989
Office hours Varies by semester or by appointment  

Overview


Misha Angrist is Associate Professor of the Practice at SSRI, a Senior Fellow in Science & Society, and Visiting Associate Professor of the Practice in the Sanford School of Public Policy as part of the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy. He directs the undergraduate Science & Society Certificate Program and the First-year FOCUS cluster on Science and the Public. He teaches and mentors students in the MA in Bioethics & Science Policy. He teaches science writing and scholarly writing to both undergraduate and graduate students. In his work, he explores the intersection of biology and society, especially as it relates to the governance of human participation in research and medicine. As the fourth participant in the Personal Genome Project, he was among the first to have his entire genome sequenced and made public. He chronicled this experience in his book, Here is a Human Being: At the Dawn of Personal Genomics. Angrist has an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars, an MS in genetic counseling from the University of Cincinnati, and a PhD in genetics from Case Western Reserve University.

Current Appointments & Affiliations


Associate Professor of the Practice in the Social Science Research Institute · 2014 - Present Social Science Research Institute, University Institutes and Centers
Senior Fellow in the Duke Initiative for Science & Society · 2014 - Present Duke Science & Society, Initiatives

Education, Training & Certifications


Bennington College · 2001 M.F.A.
Case Western Reserve University · 1996 Ph.D.
University of Cincinnati · 1990 M.S.
Indiana University at Bloomington · 1985 B.A.