Ben Wagner (he/him)
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Ben is Professor of Media, Technology and Society at Inholland and an Assistant Professor of Technology, Policy and Management at TU Delft.
Andy Sanchez is a Senior Researcher in Society, Media, & Technology at the Sustainable Media Lab.
His work considers the ethics and regulation of disruptive technologies, and in particular, how we can safeguard human rights as our society becomes increasingly digital. In pursuit of these goals, he has published policy memos, Op-Eds, and press releases, and he has also advocated to U.S. Congressional offices. He serves as the Editor-in-Chief for Special Editions at the Journal of Science Policy & Governance, which publishes articles by early career researchers at the intersection of science and policy. He received his Ph.D. in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering from Cornell University, where he developed a novel method for monitoring infectious diseases, and his MFA in Creative Writing from New York University. He was formerly the Co-instructor for Cornell’s Science Policy Bootcamp, where he helped students pursue advocacy on a range of topics, including municipal composting, misleading food labels, and ethics dumping. He has extensive teaching experience, as well as expertise in translating scientific material for general audiences. He is passionate about using science as one tool of many to advocate for social justice.