Sainath Suryanarayanan

Membership:  2017-2018

Member Bio

Sainath Suryanarayanan was a Carson Fellow from June 2013 to September 2013, from May 2014 to August 2014 and from September 2017 to January 2018.
Sainath Suryanarayanan is an assistant scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA) in the Population Health Institute. He is affiliated with the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, the Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE), and the Holtz Center for Science & Technology Studies. With a background in molecular biology, behavioral ecology, and science and technology studies (STS), Sai’s scholarship sits at the juncture of biology, environment, and society. He has published widely in a variety of refereed journals, including Engaging Science, Technology, and Society; Social Studies of Science; Science, Technology & Human Values; and Current Biology. He recently coauthored Vanishing Bees: Science, Politics, and Honeybee Health (Rutgers University Press, 2017).


  • with Daniel Lee Kleinman. Vanishing Bees: Science, Politics and Honey Bee Health. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2017.
  • with Kata Beilin. “The War Between Amaranth and Soy: Interspecies Resistance to Transgenic Soy Agriculture in Argentina.” Environmental Humanities 9, no. 2 (forthcoming, 2017).
  • “Intractosoma: Toward an Epistemology of Complexity Based on Intra-acting Bodies.” Engaging Science, Technology, and Society 2 (2016): 322–30. doi:10.17351/ests2016.135.
  • with Kata. Beilin. “Still Different?: Biotechnology, Politics and Culture in Spain.” In Ethics of Life: Contemporary Iberian Debates, edited by Kata Beilin and William Vistienz, 203–29. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press, 2016.
  • with Daniel Lee Kleinman. “B(e)ecoming Experts: The Controversy over Insecticides in the Honey Bee Colony Collapse Disorder.” Social Studies of Science 43, no. 2 (2013): 215–40.
  • with Daniel Lee Kleinman. “Dying Bees and the Social Production of Ignorance.” Science, Technology & Human Values38, no. 4 (2013): 492–517.