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Kathleen M. Vogel

Former Fellow


    September 6, 2011 — August 31, 2012

    Professional affiliation

    Arizona State University

    Wilson Center Projects

    "Expertise, Secrecy, and Intelligence Assemessments"

    Full Biography

    Kathleen M. Vogel, Ph.D. is Professor and Deputy Director, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University. Her research focuses on socio-technical assessments of biosecurity threats.  Her work has also studied knowledge production in weapons assessments in U.S. intelligence and collaboration between academia and the intelligence community.  Previously, she has served as a William C. Foster Fellow and a Jefferson Science Fellow in the U.S. Department of State.  She holds a Ph.D. in biophysical chemistry from Princeton University. Her publications include “Interdisciplinary, Cross-sector Collaboration in the US Intelligence Community: Lessons Learned from Past and Present Efforts,” (Intelligence and National Security, vol. 34, no. 6;  2019),  “Bringing the National Security Agency into the Classroom: Ethical Reflections on Academia-Intelligence Agency Partnerships,” Science and Engineering Ethics vol. 25, iss. 3; 2019), and “Tacit Knowledge, Secrecy, and Intelligence Assessments: STS Interventions by Two Participant-Observers," Science, Technology, and Human Values vol. 45, iss 5; 2018).

    Major Publications

    • Vogel, Kathleen M., Biothreats and Policy Logics, forthcoming by Johns Hopkins University Press.
    • Vogel, Kathleen M. and Sonia Ben Ouagrham-Gormley, “The Social Context Shaping Bioweapons (Non)Proliferation,” Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science, vol. 8, no. 1 (March 2010): 9-24.
    • Vogel, Kathleen M., “Iraqi Winnebagos of Death:  Imagined and Realized Futures of U.S. Bioweapons Threat Assessments,” Science and Public Policy, vol. 35, no. 8 (October 2008): 561-573.
    • Vogel, Kathleen M., “Framing Biosecurity:  An Alternative to the Biotech Revolution Model?” Science and Public Policy, vol. 35, no. 1 (February 2008): 45-54.
    • Vogel, Kathleen M., “Bioweapons Proliferation:  Where Science Studies and Public Policy Collide,” Social Studies of Science, vol. 36, no. 5 (2006): 659-690.