Barbara Herrnstein Smith
- Braxton Craven Professor of Comparative Literature and English Emerita. Former Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Science and Cultural Theory.
- 110 Friedl Building
- Campus Box 90015
- Phone: 1 919 684 3970
- Fax: +1 919 684 4871
critical theory; epistemology and philosophy of science; social studies of science; issues in science and religion; relations between sciences and humanities
Smith's past research has been concerned with literary theory, poetry and poetics, ideas of value and judgment, and intellectual controversies over science and knowledge. Her current work focuses on developments in cognitive science and the philosophy of biology, intellectual issues involving science and religion, and the historical, intellectual and institutional relations between the sciences and the humanities.