Anna Aris

Anna Aris is a PhD candidate in the field of public engagement with science and technology.

Her research investigates the institutional contexts in which scientists are positioning – and could position – themselves in relation to society at large, and how this is linked to transformative change within and beyond universities.  An example of her research interests are practices of science communication, which are often still regarded as a ‘hobby’ within universities – prompting researchers to engage publics in their free time on top of all their other responsibilities. Using ethnographic and creative methods, Anna explores how science communication can become embedded in organizations as a valued, intrinsic part of scientists’ work.