Curriculum Vitae



Sociology of Knowledge


Evans, James and Jacob Foster. 2011. Metaknowledge.” HTML Science 331(6018):721-725. Press and Commentary at NSF, Science Centric, Futurity, Innovations Report, R&D magazine, etc.


Evans, James. 2010. “Industry Collaboration, Scientific Sharing and the Dissemination of Knowledge.” Social Studies of Science 40(5): 757-791. Preprint. Commentary at The Scholarly Kitchen.


Evans, James. 2010. “Industry Induces Academic Science to Know Less About More.” HTML American Journal of Sociology 116(2): 389-452. Preprint. Press release.


Evans, James. 2010. “Nonprofit Research Institutes: From Companies Without Products To Universities Without Students.” Pp. 151-82 in Lis Clemens and Doug Guthrie, eds., Politics and Partnerships: The Role of Voluntary Associations in America's Political Past and Present. University of Chicago Press. Preprint.


Evans, James. 2009. “Open Access and Global Participation in Science,” HTML Science 323: 1025. [Requested to be reprinted in Biodiversity.] Press and Commentary at Science, the National Science Foundation, etc.


          2009. “Response to ‘Open Access: Increased Citations Not Gauranteed,’ ‘Open Access: The Self-Selection Effect,’ and ‘Open Access: The Sooner the Better,’” HTML Science 325: 266-267.


Evans, James. 2008. “Electronic Journals and the Narrowing of Science and Scholarship,” HTML Science 321: 395-399. Press and Commentary at the Economist, Wired, Boston Globe, Nature, Science, the Chronicle of Higher Education, Britannica Online, the National Science Foundation, CNN, NPR, etc.


          2008. “Response to ‘Literature Citations in the Internet Era,’ ‘Narrower Focus May Be More Efficient,’ ‘To Each Citation, a Purpose,’ and ‘A Cycle of Tradition and Innovation,’” HTML Science 323: 37-38.


          2010. Awarded the best paper award by the Communication and Information Technologies Section of the American Sociological Association and a 2008 Certificate of Appreciation from the Council of Scientific Society Presidents “for outstanding contributions to our understanding of how e-publishing narrows science scholarship.”


Evans, James. 2006. “Start-ups in Science: Entrepreneurs, New Ventures, and Novelty Outside Business” in Martin Ruef and Michael Lounsbury, eds., Research in the Sociology of Organizations 2006. Preprint.


Evans, James. “Science’s Taste for Open Access.” Working paper.


Evans, James. “By broadening individual reach, the World Wide Web narrows global understanding.” Working paper


Evans, James and Walter Powell. “Science-Based Firms in Systems of Innovation: A Comparison of Medical and Agricultural Biotechnology.” Working paper.



Computational Science (building on Sociology of Knowledge)


Divoli, Anna, Eneida Mendonça, James Evans, Andrey Rzhetsky. 2011. “Conflicting biomedical assumptions for mathematical modeling: The case of cancer metastasis”  PLoS Computational Biology 7(10): e1002132. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002132. Press and commentary at Faculty of 1000 (ranked 8: “must read”), ScienceDaily, Medicalxpress, etc.


Rzhetsky, Andrey and James Evans. 2011. “War of Ontology Worlds: Mathematics, Computer Code, or Esperanto?” PLoS Computational Biology 7(9): e1002191. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002191.


Evans, James and Andrey Rzhetsky. 2011. “Advancing Science through Mining Libraries, Ontologies and Communities.” HTML Journal of Biological Chemistry 286(27):23659-23666. Author profile and commentary.


Yao, Lixia, Anna Divoli, Ilya Mayzus, James A. Evans, and Andrey Rzhetsky. 2011.  “Benchmarking Ontologies: Bigger or Better?” PLoS Computational Biology 7(1): e1001055. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1001055.


Evans, James and Andrey Rzhetsky. 2010. “Machine Science,” HTML Science 329(5990): 399. Press and Commentary at The Guardian, Wired, El País, Science.


          2010. “Response to ‘Machine Science: The Human Side’, ‘Machine Science: Truly Machine-Aided Science’, and ‘Machine Science: What’s Missing?’” HTML Science 330(6002): 317-319.


Yao, Lixia, James A. Evans and Andrey Rzhetsky. 2009. “Novel Opportunities for computational biology and sociology in drug discovery.” Trends in Biotechnology 26(12): 557-562.



Sociology of Work


Evans, James, Stephen R. Barley and Gideon Kunda. 2004. “Beach Time, Bridge Time, and Billable Hours: The Temporal Structure of Technical Contracting,”  Administrative Science Quarterly 49: 1-38.


Kunda, Gideon, Stephen R. Barley and James Evans. 2002. “Why Do Contractors Contract? The Experience of Highly Skilled Technical Professionals in a Contingent Labor Market,” Industrial and Labor Relations Review 55:  234-261. 


Evans, James. “The Formation of Occupational Cultures.” Unpublished manuscript.


Evans, James. “Work, Self and Society: The Legacy of the Chicago School of Sociology.” Unpublished manuscript.









Contact James A. Evans: 773-834-3612, jevans@uchicago.edu

Sociology Department, University of Chicago, 1126 E. 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637