Noela Invernizzi


Programa de Pós-Graduação em Políticas Públicas
R. Lothário Meissner 632, térreo - Jardim Botânico


Associate Professor


Noela Invernizzi is an Associate Professor at the Federal University of Parana, in Curitiba, Brazil, where she teaches Science, Technology and Society and Education and Labor. She studied Anthropology, in Uruguay, and obained a Master and Doctoral degree in Science and Technology Policy at the University of Campinas, Brazil. Her doctoral research focused on the implications of industrial innovation for workers’ skills and employment conditions. This work was the base for the book Flexibles y Disciplinados. Los trabajadores brasileños frente a la reestructuración productiva (Flexible and Disciplined. Brazilian Workers after Industrial Restructuring (Porrúa, Mexico, 2004). In addition to her interest on labor and technology, over the last decade she has focused on the inclusion of nanotechnology in the scientific agenda of Latin American countries, analyzing the particular conditions, contradictions and outcomes resulting from the insertion of an emerging technology in developing countries. She has published five edited volumes (with Guillermo Foladori and Edgar Zayago), as well as several book chapters and articles in different scientific journals on these subjects. She is currently co-coordinator of the Latin American Nanotechnology and Society Network (ReLANS, She serves as an advisor on nanotechnology policy at the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. She has been a member of the Directive Committee of the Latin American Association for the Social Studies of Science and Technology (ESOCITE), and a Board Member of the ESOCITE’s Brazilian section and the Society for the Studies of New and Emerging Technologies (SNET). She was a post-doctoral researcher at the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes (CSPO), at Columbia University (now at Arizona State University) (2002-2003), a professor at Zacatecas Autonomous University, Mexico (2003-2005), a visitor at CSPO-ASU in Washington DC (2009), and a fellow at the Science, Technology and Innovation Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (2010-2011).