Lynette Shaw

Lynette Shaw is a fellow in the Michigan Society of Fellows and an assistant professor of Complex Systems. One of her lines of work employs computational social science methods to study social constructions of value and money in the context of digital currencies such as Bitcoin. The second part of her research is devoted to theorizing and modeling the emergence of cultural dynamics from individual cognitive processing. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Washington in 2016.

Recent Posts

October 21, 2019 in Podcast

Lynette Shaw on Social Constructionism and Finding Academic Common Ground

Listen here.   Phrases such as "social constructivism" and "relativism" signal the importance of symbolic meaning systems in human life. Taken to extremes, they have been used to undermine the…
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October 9, 2018 in Biology, Philosophy

Saving Social Constructivism

Social constructivism is on trial for being an academic fraud. Can it be rescued and does it have valid points to make about science after all?
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