Larry Au

Columbia University

Larry Au is a third year Ph.D. student in Sociology and a Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellow at Columbia University with broad interests in political sociology, economic sociology, and science and technology studies. His current project traces the work of scientific researchers in China who translate “good ideas” from traditional Chinese medicine to the field of biomedical sciences. Another recent project that he is working on looks at the emergence of precision medicine as a distinct field of research and medicine comparatively in the United States and in China. Through interviews and ethnographic observation of professional events over the next year, he hopes to elicit differing perspectives of what inclusivity means to scientists and doctors in the two countries. Larry holds a B.Sc. in Social Analysis and Research and a M.A. in History from Brown University. Larry also holds a M.Sc. in Global Governance and Diplomacy from the University of Oxford.