Trevor Pinch

Goldwin Smith Professor
Science and Technology Studies/Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences

Contact Information

323A Morrill Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 255-3810

Trevor Pinch

Goldwin Smith Professor
Science and Technology Studies/Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences

Expertise
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

Distinction
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)

Selected Publications
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