Dr. John Evans
University of California, San Diego
Dr. John Evans is the Tata Chancellor’s Chair in Social Sciences, professor of aociology, associate dean of the social sciences, and co-director of the Institute for Practical Ethics at the University of California, San Diego. He is an expert on the ethics of human gene editing, and more generally in the ethics of science and technology. His research focuses on politics, religion, science, and ethics with a particular interest in sociologically examining questions that have largely been addressed by humanities scholars. He is also a leader in the sociological study of the relationship between religion and science, an area in which he co-leads a small scholarly network, and his most recent book is The Human Gene Editing Debate (2020).