Michael Lynch (ethnomethodologist)

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Michael E. Lynch
Born (1948-10-17) 17 October 1948 (age 74)
Academic background
Alma materUniversity of California, Irvine (PhD)
InfluencesHarold Garfinkel
Academic work
Main interestsEthnomethodological approaches in science studies

Michael E. Lynch (born 17 October 1948),[1] is an emeritus professor at the department of Science and Technology Studies at Cornell University.[2] His works are particularly concerned with ethnomethodological approaches in science studies. Much of his research has addressed the role of visual representation in scientific practice.

From 2002-2012 he was the editor of Social Studies of Science.[3] In 2016, he won the Society for Social Studies of Science's J. D. Bernal Prize for distinguished contributions to the field.[4]


Selected bibliography[edit]


  • Lynch, Michael (1985). Art and artifact in laboratory science: a study of shop work and shop talk in a research laboratory. London Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul. ISBN 9780710097538.
  • Lynch, Michael; Woolgar, Steve (1990). Representation in scientific practice. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press. ISBN 9780262620765.
  • Lynch, Michael (1993). Scientific practice and ordinary action: ethnomethodology and social studies of science. Cambridge England New York: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521431521.
  • Lynch, Michael; Sharrock, Wes (2003). Harold Garfinkel (4 volume set). London Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE. ISBN 9780761974598.
  • Lynch, Michael; Wajcman, Judy; Hackett, Edward J.; Amsterdamska, Olga (2008). The handbook of science and technology studies (3rd ed.). Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press Published in cooperation with the Society for the Social Studies of Science. ISBN 9781435605046.
  • Lynch, Michael; Cole, Simon; McNally, Ruth; Jordan, Kathleen (2008). Truth machine the contentious history of DNA fingerprinting. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. ISBN 9780226498089.
  • Lynch, Michael; Sharrock, Wes (2011). Ethnomethodology (4 volume set). Benchmarks in Research Methods. Los Angeles: Sage. ISBN 9781848604414.
  • Lynch, Michael (2012). Science and technology studies: critical concepts in the social sciences (4 volume set). Oxon New York: Routledge. ISBN 9780415581820.
  • Lynch, Michael; Woolgar, Steve; Coopmans, Catelijne; Vertesi, Janet (2014). Representation in scientific practice revisited. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press. ISBN 9780262525381.

Book chapters[edit]

  • Lynch, Michael (1992), "Extending Wittgensteinian: the pivotal move from epistemology to the sociology of science", in Pickering, Andrew (ed.), Science as practice and culture, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, pp. 215–265, ISBN 9780226668017.
  • Lynch, Michael (1992), "From the "Will to Theory" to the Discursive Collage: A reply to Bloor's "Left and Right Wittgensteinians"", in Pickering, Andrew (ed.), Science as practice and culture, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, pp. 283–300, ISBN 9780226668017.

Journal articles[edit]


  1. ^ "Lynch, Michael, 1948-". Library of Congress. Retrieved 14 February 2015. (born 10-17-48; Ph.D. in social sciences, Univ. of California, Irvine, 1979; visiting lecturer, Univ. of California, Irvine)
  2. ^ "Profile page: Michael E. Lynch". Cornell University.
  3. ^ Lynch, Michael (April 2012). "Changes". Social Studies of Science. 42 (2): 167–169. doi:10.1177/0306312712437521. S2CID 220724943.
  4. ^ "4S Prizes | Society for Social Studies of Science".

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