Hilary Rose

Hilary Rose is an internationally recognized British sociologist specializing in the sociology of science and feminist theory. Now Emerita Professor of Social Policy at the University of Bradford, she has held numerous prestigious academic appointments around the world. She made her name through her pioneering contributions to the feminist critique of science and her examination of issues such as the gendered nature of scientific discourse and method. Her seminal Polity book Love, Power and Knowledge: Towards a Feminist Transformation of the Sciences argues that a feminist perspective is crucial to improving the practice of science, as it allows the development of a more nuanced and effective conception of rationality. In recent years she has worked jointly with her husband Steven Rose to examine the social implications of developments in genetics and neuroscience, a theme explored in their co-authored Polity work Can Neuroscience Change Our Minds?