University of Calgary

Patrick Feng

  • Adjunct

Currently Teaching

Not currently teaching any courses.


B. Arts Sc. (Hon.), McMaster University

M.S. and Ph.D. (Science and Technology Studies), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


Principal investigator, What Does "Green" Really Mean? Sustainability Standards and the Construction of Credibility. Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

Principal Investigator, Certifying Environmental Action: Leveraging Environmental Standards and Certifications to Promote Sustainability. Funded by the United States Fulbright Commission.

Co-investigator, Prion Diseases and their Socio-Economic Impact in Alberta. Funded by the Alberta Prion Research Institute.

Collaborator, Social Dynamics of Economic Performance, Major Collaborative Research Initiative funded by SSHRC to investigate the relationship between innovation and city-regions across Canada. Principal investigators: Drs. David Wolfe and Meric Gertler.

Courses Taught

STAS 201: Introduction to Science, Technology and Society

STAS 341: New Media, Technology and Society

STAS 423: Politics and Technology

LWSO 423: Law and Technology

STAS 591: Integrative Seminar

COMS 623: Social Contexts of Technology

Chapters in Books

Feng, Patrick, Ben Li, and Cooper Langford. 2014. “300 People Who Make a Difference: Associative Governance in Calgary.” Civic Engagement and Collaborative Governance in Canadian City-Regions, Neil Bradford and Allison Bramwell, eds. University of Toronto Press.

Feng, Patrick and Andrew Feenberg.  2008.  "Thinking about Design: Critical Theory of Technology and the Design Process."  Philosophy and Design: From Engineering to Architecture, Pieter Vermaas, Peter Kroes, Andrew Light, and Steven Moore, eds., Springer.

Feng, Patrick.  2007.  "Shaping Technical Standards: Where are the Users?"  Shaping Science & Technology Policy: The Next Generation of Research, David H. Guston and Daniel Sarewitz, eds., University of Wisconsin Press.

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