Adele E. Clarke is Professor of Sociology and Adjunct Professor of History of Health Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco. Trained by Anselm Strauss, she has been using and teaching grounded theory since 1980. Her primary research areas are historical and contemporary sociology of biomedical sciences and technologies (especially reproductive sciences and contraceptive technologies), biomedicalization studies, qualitative research methodologies, and feminist women's health and technoscience studies. She is the author of Disciplining Reproduction: American Life Scientists and the 'Problem of Sex' (University of California Press, 1998). She co-edited The Right Tools for the Job: At Work in Twentieth Century Life Sciences (Princeton University Press, 1992). In women's health, Dr. Clarke co-edited Women's Health: Complexities and Diversities (Ohio State University Press, 1997) and Revisioning Women, Health and Healing: Cultural, Feminist and Technoscience Perspectives (Routledge, 1999). She is the co-editor of Biomedicalization: Technoscience, health, and illness in the U.S.(Duke University Press, 2010) and co-author of Developing Grounded Theory: The Second Generation (Left Coast Press, 2009). She serves as co-editor of BioSocieties: Interdisciplinary Journal for Social Studies of Life Sciences. In 2009 she received the Overall Excellence in Teaching Award from UCSF School of Nursing.
Laura Mamo is a Professor of Sociology at Univeristy of Maryland, who has made a career out of documenting people's experiences and ideas. She is a co-founder of Social Green, a non profit organization engaged in research, consulting and education. She lives in San Francisco, CA.