History and
Social Sciences

The faculty and students within our multidisciplinary department advance the study and practice of history and the social sciences through teaching, research, and outreach. Our research generates knowledge rooted in historical and social scientific approaches to the study of the human condition.


Department Faculty

Adjunct Professors

  • Maria Jose Abregu
  • Mary Anne K. Clarke
  • Burton Van Name Edwards
  • Jeffrey Hamill
  • Andrew Hodgkin
  • Gail Mohanty
  • Robert D. Oster
  • A. Damien Puller
  • Kristin Taylor-Costello
  • Terrance N. Turner
Boggio, Andrea

Andrea Boggio

Professor, History and Social Sciences
Faculty Suite F, Room 414

JSD, Stanford Law School
JSM, Stanford Law School
LLD, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy

My current research focuses on science policy issues. I am working on two book projects, both with other scholars. One is a comparative analysis of the regulation of human germline modifications. The other is a monograph on the human right to science (Article 27 of the 1948 Universal Declaration and Article 15 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights).

  • International Bioethics Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Law and Society Association
  • International Association for the Study of the Commons
  • Academy of Legal Studies in Business
  • 2017, Santander Faculty Research Collaboration Award
  • 2015, Merit
  • 2015, Summer Stipend
  • 2014, Summer Stipend
  • 2013, Merit
  • 2013, Summer Stipend
  • 2011, Merit
  • 2009, Merit

Boggio, A., Compensating Asbestos Victims. Law and the Dark Side of Industrialization, Ashgate, 2013.

Gatti, A., Boggio, A., Health and development: toward a matrix approach, Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.

Boggio, A., Romano, C. P., Freedom of research and the right to science: from theory to advocacy, The freedom of scientific research (Simona Giordano, ed.), Manchester University Press: 162-175, 2018.

Boggio, A., Population Biobanks’ Governance: A Case Study of Knowledge Commons, Cambridge University Press, 2017.

Boggio, A., The legalisation of gamete donation in Italy, European Journal of Health Law, 2017.

Ballabeni, A., Hemenway, D., Boggio, A., Basic Research and Knowledge Production Modes: A View from the Harvard Medical School, Science, Technology, & Human Values, 2015.

Xu, Q., Ballabeni, A., Boggio, A., Countries’ Biomedical Publications and Attraction Scores. A PubMed-based assessment [version 2; referees: 2 approved], F1000Research, 2015.

Ballabeni, A., Hemenway, D., Boggio, A., Policies to increase the social value of science and the scientist satisfaction. An exploratory survey among Harvard bioscientists., F1000Research, 2014.

Boggio, A., ¿A qué nos referimos cuando hablamos de “responsabilidad extracontractual”? Una aproximación sociojurídica al derecho de la responsabilidad, Universidad Externado de Colombia, 2013.

Boggio, A., Linking corporate power to corporate structures: An empirical analysis, Social & Legal Studies, 2012.

Boggio, A., Biobanks and the ‘well-being’of humanity: integrating consent to research with the capability approach, Critical Public Health, 2010.

Boggio, A., La procreazione medicalmente assistita tra diritto e clinica: il ruolo del medico, Pratica Medica & Aspetti Legali, 2010.

Boggio, A., Transnational Perspective on Human Genetics and Property Rights Mobilizations of Indigenous Peoples, Ashgate, 2010.

Corbellini, G., Boggio, A., Regulating assisted reproduction in Italy: a 5-year assessment, Human Fertility, 2009.

Hemenway, D., Ballabeni, A., Boggio, A., Recognizing Basic Science Contributions. A “basic bibliography” for new drugs would provide scientists with soft incentives and acknowledge the value of basic biomedical research., The Scientist, 2014.

Capron, A. M., Mauron, A., Elger, B. S., Boggio, A., Ganguli-Mitra, A., Biller-Andorno, N., Ethical norms and the international governance of genetic databases and biobanks: findings from an international study, Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal, 2009.

Biller-Andorno, N., Elger, B., Ganguli-Mitra, A., Capron, A. M., Boggio, A., Ethical issues regarding research biobanks: aims, methods, and main results of a qualitative study among international experts and US expert, Ashgate, 2008.

Boggio, A., Informing participants about research results, Ashgate, 2008.

Boggio, A., Ownership of samples and data and territorial restrictions concerning data and samples beyond national boundaries, Ashgate, 2008.

Boggio, A., Public domain sharing, patents, and fees resulting from research involving genetic databases, Ashgate, 2008.

Boggio, A., Transfer of Samples and Sharing of Results: Requirements Imposed on Researchers, Ashgate, 2008.

Zignol, M., Jaramillo, E., Nunn, P., Pinet, G., Raviglione, M., Boggio, A., Limitations on human rights: Are they justifiable to reduce the burden of TB in the era of MDR-and XDR-TB?, Health and Human Rights, 2008.

Boggio, A., The Role of International Stakeholders in Genomics and Public Health, Brill, 2006.

Boggio, A., The global enforcement of human rights: the unintended consequences of transnational litigation, The International Journal of Human Rights, 2006.

Biller-Andorno, N., Elger, B., Mauron, A., Capron, A. M., Boggio, A., Comparing guidelines on biobanks: emerging consensus and unresolved controversies, 2005.

Boggio, A., Charitable Trusts and Human Research Genetic Databases: The Way Forward?, Genomics, Society and Policy, 2005.

Boggio, A., Italy enacts new law on medically assisted reproduction, Human Reproduction, 2005.

Boggio, A., The Compensation of the Victims of the Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease in the United Kingdom, Medical Law International, 2005.

Boggio, A., From Protections to Protection: Rethinking Italian Cultural Heritage Policy, Columbia-VLA Journal of Law & Arts, 2000.