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John H. Evans

Professor; Tata Chancellor’s Chair in Social Sciences; Associate Dean of Social Sciences; Co-director of the Institute for Practical Ethics

Curriculum Vitae

John H. Evans earned his BA from Macalester College and his PhD from Princeton.  He has been a visiting member at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, a post-doctoral fellow at Yale University and has held visiting professorial fellowships or honorary professorships at the Universities of Edinburgh, Muenster, Ben Gurion, and Queensland.  His research focuses on politics, religion, science and ethics with a particular interest in sociologically examining questions that have largely been addressed by humanities scholars. He has published six books and many articles in this area.  His most recent book is The Human Gene Editing Debate (2020, Oxford University Press). For more details, please see his personal website, which has a link at the right.

Professor Evans describes for undergraduates his view of sociology: