Christopher Bosso Ph.D.

Bosso, Christopher
Position Department / Business Unit
Associate Professor Department of Political Science
Institution Disciplines
Northeastern University Nanomanufacturing Engineering Nanomaterials Nanostructures
City State / Provence
Boston MA
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(617) 373-5311

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Northeastern University.

Christopher J. Bosso is associate professor and chair of the Department of Political Science at Northeastern University in Boston, where he has been on the faculty since 1984.  His publications include Pesticides and Politics: The Life Cycle of a Public Issue (1987), which won the Policy Studies Organization award for the best book in policy studies, and a new textbook, American Government: Conflict, Compromise, and Citizenship (2000), as well as articles and chapters on environmental politics, the tactics and strategies pursued by environmental groups, and on public policymaking dynamics generally.Nanotechnology Science and Engineering Center (NSEC), Senior Researcher Bosso is a senior researcher at the Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN) at Northeastern University, where he conducts research on the social and ethical implications of high-rate high-volume nanomanufacturing, as well as on the implications of nanotechnology, and its associated policies, for democratic, social and environmental values. In his positions at CHN Bosso also advised graduate and undergraduate research assistants, participated in a team-taught interdisciplinary undergraduate course on nanomanufacturing, and attended several conferences and workshops.

Education

B.A., University of Akron 1978; M.A., University of Pittsburgh 1980; Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh 1985

Career Highlights

1990-present Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Northeastern University.
1995-2001 Associate Professor and Department Chair
1985-90 Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Northeastern University.
1984-85 Instructor, Department of Political Science, Northeastern University.
1983-84 Visiting Instructor, Department of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh..
1983 Guest Scholar, The Brookings Institution, Washington.

Awards

  • Northeastern University, Faculty Undergraduate Research Initiative (FURI) Grant, 2004; Project: “The Emergence of BSE in the United States.”
  • Northeastern University, Faculty Undergraduate Research Initiative (FURI) Grant, 2003; Project: “An Organizational History of the Environmental League of Massachusetts.”
  • Fellow, Massachusetts Historical Society (elected Policy Studies Association Award for best book in public policy, for Pesticides and Politics (1988).

Books

Nanomanufacturing Handbook

Important Articles

Leaving the Laboratory: Regulatory and Societal Issues Confronting Nanotechnology Commercialization

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