History of the Human Sciences

Sandip Bhatt

Research Interests: Performance validation/error assessment practices for automated and semi-automated inference systems where ‘gold standard’ truth data is difficult or impossible to obtain, the ways in which these practices have (and have not) evolved over time, how they privilege certain metrics over others (e.g. quantitative over qualitative, representative cases over edge cases), and how they reflect the valuation of different types of labor (e.g. coding vs. manual review) within the development community.

Eli  Nelson

Eli Nelson

Research Interests: Native science; indigeneity and science; science and nation building; intellectual decolonization movements; New Deal sciences; traditional ecological knowledge, history of anthropology and archeology; environmental history; postcolonial, feminist and queer theory; Haudenosaunee (Six Nations) history; postcolonial  material history and museum studies

Paolo  Savoia

Paolo Savoia

Research Interests: The social and epistemological history of Renaissance European surgery, with special reference to the history of pain management, the history of reconstructive techniques of the face, and the history of perceptions of the human face.