Vincent-Antonin Lépinay, with a diploma from École Normal Supérieur in Paris and a doctorate in anthropology from École des Mines de Paris and in sociology from Columbia University in New York City, joined the department of sociology and the médialab as a professor.
Previously, he was an assistant professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) between 2006 and 2013 and a professor at the European University in Saint-Petersburg where he was director of the STS Center.
He published two books, “Codes of Finance” (2011, Princeton University Press) and “The Science of Passionate Interests” with Bruno Latour (2009, Prickly Paradigm Press). In 2016, he will publish “Past Perfect. An Ethnography of State Hermitage Museum » and « From Russia with Codes » with Mario Biagioli. In 2011, he received the Merton prize from Columbia University in New York for best monograph in sociology.
His research focuses on the history and sociology of science. It also focuses on developing organizational theory, social theory and new digital humanities.