Paul Martin

Paul Martin is Professor of the Sociology of Science and Technology at the Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield. He is Co-Director of the flagship multidisciplinary research centre – the Institute for the Study of the Human (iHuman) - which explores what it means to be human in the 21st Century. His research is at the interface of science and technology studies and medical sociology. He is currently working on a major five-year fellowship on high priced “orphan” drugs for rare diseases funded by the Wellcome Trust. Other research interests include the clinical and commercial development of genomics.

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Vital Circulations and Circuits: Reflections around vitality and the biopolitical regulation of its flows

Vital Circulations and Circuits: Reflections around vitality and the biopolitical regulation of its flows


Most of us probably feel well-schooled in the nature of respiratory viruses after a blistering global pandemic and frequent news items of the latest outbreak of another strain of COVID-19 or influenza. For many, a headache, a sneeze, or a new and persistent cough directs our attention within and across the circulations that simultaneously sustain […]