Danya Glabau


Industry Assistant Professor


Danya Glabau is a medical anthropologist and STS scholar researching patient activism, the biomedical economy, and how human bodies become valuable data. She directs and teaches in the STS program at NYU Tandon School of Engineering and is a Faculty member at the Brooklyn Institute of Social Research. She earned her PhD from the Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS) at Cornell University.

Her book-in-progress is titled, Reproducing Safety: Food Allergy Advocacy and the Politics of Care. It examines how food allergy activists get involved in scientific research and political advocacy, and how race, class, and gender shape their advocacy goals. Following up on this research, she is tracking the evolving business models of digital health care companies.