Sharon Crasnow taught from 1992-2016 at Norco College. She is a Distinguished Professor Emerita. She is a research associate at the Centre for Engaging Science and Society (CHESS) at Durham University in the UK. Sharon’s work is focused on epistemological issues surrounding social science methodologies with particular attention to political science and feminist methodology. She was a visiting professor in Gender Studies at LSE in Winter 2019. She is also a participant in the Narrative Science Project led by Mary Morgan. She co-edited the Routledge Handbook for Feminist Philosophy of Science (2021) and the Lexington book series Feminist Strategies. She is also co-chair of the FEMMSS (Feminist Epistemology Metaphysics Methodology and Science Studies) Steering Committee and is a past-president of the Society for Analytic Feminism.
Recent publications include “Coherence Objectivity and Measurement: the Example of Democracy” Synthese (online 2020), the updated entry for the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy – Feminist Perspectives on Science, “Philosophy of Science as Social Epistemology,” in The Routledge Handbook of Social Epistemology ed. by Miranda Fricker, Peter J. Graham, David Henderson, Nikolaj Pedersen, and Jeremy Wyatt, Routledge, 2019, “Political Science Methodology: A Plea for Pluralism,” Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A, 2018 (work done while at the Center), “Contemporary Standpoint Theory: Tensions, Integrations, and Extensions,” in Bloomsbury Companion to Feminism and Analytic Philosophy, ed. by Pieranna Garavaso, Bloomsbury Press, 2018, and “Process Tracing in Political Science: What’s the Story?” Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A, 2017.
Sharon also hikes, bikes, lifts weights, and knits.