Sociology of science; sociology of technology; sound studies
Current Research Interest
Applying science and technology studies to musical instruments; use of sound by Robert Moog, Stanley Milgram, and Claude Nobs to create a sonic imaginary; sociomateriality and digitization of archives; history of electronic music; hardware hacking and circuit bending
Society for Social Studies of Science Bernal Prize
University of Maastricht Honorary PhD
Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar
Foreword Magazine Silver Award for Popular Culture Book of the Year for Analog Days: The Invention and Impact of the Moog Synthesizer (with Frank Trocco)
American Sociological Association Merton Prize for The Golem: What Everyone Should Know About Science (with Harry Collins)
Emory and Henry College Book of the Year Prize for The Golem: What Everyone Should Know About Science (with Harry Collins)
Tosoni, Simone and Trevor Pinch. Entanglements: Conversations on the Human Traces of Science, Technology, and Sound. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2016.
Pinch, Trevor and Frank Trocco. Analog Days: The Invention and Impact of the Moog Synthesizer. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2002.
Cornell Research Website Article
From Bicycles to Synthesizers to Sound