Dr. Kelly Bronson

Kelly Bronson

Science and Technology Studies

BSc (Queen's), MA (Sask), PhD (York)

Assistant Professor and Acting Director
kbronson@stu.ca


Kelly Bronson

BSc (Queen's), MA (Sask), PhD (York)

Assistant Professor

Not too long ago Kelly was a full-fledged lab-bench scientist making contributions in the field of environmental biology (like publishing in Molecular Ecology), but she left this life when she found herself more curious about the broader interactions of science in society than the details of a wetland invasive species. Curiosity about science-society relations and a desire to build sustainable ones still stands at the heart of all her work.

Kelly has been the Editorial Assistant for Canada’s leading cross-disciplinary journal TOPIA, she has helped to develop science policy at the federal and municipal levels and she has published on topics ranging from science communication to food-related risk. She has taught science studies classes at Ryerson University, Wilfred Laurier University and the University of Guelph, as well as science communication at Mount Saint Vincent University. Kelly loves her time in the classroom, when hot dogs (as example) are used as conceptual aids and student conversations inspire her research.

She is thrilled to have found a home at St. Thomas, and she plans on seeing you at the farmer’s market or on the river trail where she’ll be preparing for the marathon or cycling alongside her husband and two-year old son, Oscar. Her private time will be spent reading, playing the piano and cooking (likely noodles).