Anthropology and Sociology

  • Dr. Andrew Murray

Andrew Murray

Andrew (Andy) Murray is a sociologist specializing in the qualitative study of biological and biomedical science and technology. His research focuses on the moral and ethical dimensions of emerging biotechnologies. His dissertation, Biologics of Resistance, was an ethnographic exploration of the Open Insulin Project, a community biotechnology effort to produce an open-source protocol for the production of affordable insulin. Dr. Murray has interdisciplinary training in sociology, anthropology, and science and technology studies.


Anthropology and Sociology


  • Ph.D. in Sociology, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
  • M.A. in Sociology, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
  • B.A. in Anthropology & Sociology, Spanish, & Art, Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA


Thinking Sociologically (Spring 2020, Fall 2020)

Recent Work

Written Works and Publications:

2020 Biologics of Resistance: The Open Insulin Project and the Promise of Antibiocapital. PhD dissertation (2020).

2020 Katherine Weatherford Darling, Jenny Reardon, Andy Murray, Dennis Browe, Nikobi Petronelli, Emma Mitchell-Sparke, and Emily Caramelli (Just Biomedicine Research Collective), “Just Biomedicine on Thirs Street? Mapping the Unequal Landscapes of Health and Biomedicine in the Bay Area’s Biohub,”
in Counterpoints: A San Francisco Bay Area Atlas of Displacement and Resistance. Oakland, CA: PM
Press (forthcoming December 2020).

2020 “Zymurgeography?: Biotechnological Ferments and the Risks of Fermentative Fetishism,” in Fermented Landscapes, ed. Colleen Myles. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press.

2018 “Meat Cultures: Lab-Grown Meat and the Politics of Contamination.” BioSocieties 13(2).