Edward Hackett

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Professor and Associate Director, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

School of Human Evolution and Social Change
Arizona State University
PO Box 872402
Tempe, AZ 85287-2402
Email: ehackett@asu.edu


Dr. Hackett's research focuses on how the social organization and conduct of science influence the knowledge that is produced. He has written about collaboration, leadership, peer review, environmental justice, and other topics. At the National Science Foundation he has directed the Division of Social and Economic Sciences (2006-08) and the Science and Technology Studies Program (1996-98). Dr. Hackett teaches courses on inequality and sustainability (from a global perspective), technology and society, social dimensions of science (grad) and research design and methodology (grad).


human environment interaction; risk and hazards; social organization; group dynamics; Science technology and society; research organization; science policy


PhD, Sociology, Cornell University, 1979

BA, Social Relation, Colgate University, 1973

Journal Articles


Kintigh, K. W., J. H. Altschul, A. P. Kinzig, F. W. Limp, W. K. Michener, J. A. Sabloff, E. J. Hackett, T. A. Kohler, B. Ludascher and C. A. Lynch. 2015. Cultural dynamics, deep time, and data. Advances in Archaeological Practice 3(1):1-15. DOI: 10.7183/2326-3768.3.1.1.


Parker, J. N. and E. J. Hackett. 2012. Hot spots and hot moments in scientific collaborations and social movements. American Sociological Review 77(1):21-44.


Hackett, E. J. and D. R. Rhoten. 2011. Engaged, embedded, enjoined: Science and technology studies in the National Science Foundation. Science and Engineering Ethics 17(4):823-838. (link)

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Hackett, E. J., O. Amsterdamska, M. Lynch and J. Wajcman eds. 2008. The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies, Third Edition. MIT Press.


Chubin, D. E. and E. J. Hackett. 1990. Peerless Science: Peer Review and U.S. Science Policy. State University of New York.

Book Chapters

In Press

Bolin, B., S. E. Grineski and E. J. Hackett. In Press. Environmental injustice in the urban Southwest: A case study of Phoenix, Arizona. In: Malloy, R., F. Brock, A. Floyd, E. Livingston and R. Webb eds., Design with the Desert: Conservation and Sustainable Development. Taylor and Frances.


Hackett, E. J. 2011. Possible dreams: Research technologies and the transformation of the human sciences. In: Hesse-Biber, S. ed., The Handbook of Emergent Technolgies in Social Research. Oxford University Press.

Hackett, E. J. and J. N. Parker. 2011. Leadership of scientific research groups. In: Bainbridge, W. S. ed., Leadership in Science and Technology: A Reference Handbook. Sage Publications.

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Bolin, B., J. Smith, E. J. Hackett, S. E. Grineski, T. W. Collins, N. Vuppaladadium and J. J. Kronenfeld. 2003. Toxic tracts: A historical geography of environmental inequality in Phoenix, Arizona. Presented at February 19, 2003, CAP LTER Fifth Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link)

Harlan, S. L., B. Bolin, E. J. Hackett, D. Hope, A. Kirby, L. Larsen, A. L. Nelson, T. R. Rex, S. Wolf and T. Jones. 2003. Community and environment in a desert metropolis. Presented at February 19, 2003, CAP LTER Fifth Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link)


Bolin, B., A. J. Brazel, T. W. Collins, S. E. Grineski, E. J. Hackett and M. O'Donnell. 2002. Community-based research: Environmental conditions, human health, and the quality of life. Poster presented at the January 17, 2002, CAP LTER Fourth Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link)

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Hackett, E. J. 2012. Science for a global society: Synthesis in research collaboration. Presentation at the 16-20 February 2012, American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, Vancouver, Canada.


Kirby, A., S. L. Harlan, B. Bolin, E. J. Hackett, L. Larsen, T. R. Rex and S. Wolf. 2003. Building walls, building community? A preliminary examination of common-interest neighborhoods in Phoenix. Presented at the June 2003 second annual Hawaiian International Conference in Social Sciences.


Bolin, B., A. L. Nelson, C. S. Smith, E. J. Hackett, K. Pijawka, E. Sadalla, M. O'Donnell, S. E. Grineski, T. W. Collins and D. Sicotte. 2001. Environmental equity in Phoenix, Arizona: The spatial distributions of hazardous facilities and vulnerable populations. Paper presented at 29-31 October 2001 Annual Federal State Toxicology and Risk Analysis Committee Meeting, Phoenix, AZ.

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Harlan, S. L., L. Larsen, T. R. Rex, S. Wolf, E. J. Hackett, A. Kirby, B. Bolin, A. L. Nelson and D. Hope. 2003. The Phoenix Area Social Survey: Community and environment in a desert metropolis. Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University.. Central Arizona - Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Contribution Series 2. (link)

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