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
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)

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