Kathleen M. Vogel

Kathleen M. Vogel is an associate professor at Cornell University, with a joint appointment in the Department of Science and Technology Studies and the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies. Vogel holds a PhD in biological chemistry from Princeton University. Her research focuses on the social and technical dimensions of biological weapons threats. In her book Phantom Menace or Looming Danger? A New Framework for Assessing Bioweapons Threats (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013), Vogel examines the social context and processes of the ways US governmental and nongovernmental analysts produce knowledge about contemporary biological weapons threats. In 2003, prior to joining the Cornell faculty, Vogel was appointed a William C. Foster Fellow in the US State Department’s Office of Proliferation Threat Reduction in what is known today as the Office of Cooperative Threat Reduction in the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation. Vogel has also spent time as a visiting scholar at the Cooperative Monitoring Center, Sandia National Laboratories; and the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies.