Steven Shapin is Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University, having taught previously at Edinburgh University and at University of California, San Diego. He is author of numerous books including Never Pure: Historical Studies of Science as if It Was Produced by People with Bodies, Situated in Time, Space, Culture, and Society, and Struggling for Credibility and Authority (John Hopkins University Press, 2010). He writes regularly for the London Review of Books and has written for The New Yorker. A Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, his awards include the J. D. Bernal Prize of the Society for Social Studies of Science, the Ludwik Fleck Prize of 4S and the Robert K. Merton Prize of the American Sociological Association, the Herbert Dingle Prize of the British Society for the History of Science, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. With Simon Schaffer, he was the 2005 winner of the Erasmus Prize, conferred by HRH the Prince of Orange of the Netherlands, for contributions to European culture, society, or social science.