Brad Bolman

Brad Bolman

Brad Bolman

Research Interests: History of the biosciences; animal models, experimentation, and the production of similarity; aging; globalization of science and capital; military technology; continental philosophy.

Brad Bolman is a Sosland Family Graduate Fellow in History of Science at Harvard University. He studies the history of biology, medicine, and the physical sciences, with a particular focus on the use of animals in large-scale experiments and the history of “standards” and scientific “sacrifice.” In 2017, he was Pforzheimer Fellow at the Harvard University Archives working on the papers of Samuel Eliot Morison.  In 2018, he received a William E. Braden Fund Grant from the Harvard University Asia Center for research in the Philippines.

Papers Presented:
"The Story of Their Teeth: Brushing Beagles in Illinois and Scandinavia," JAS-BIO (Princeton, NJ, April 8, 2018).

“Brother Swine: Inventing the Nuclear Model Organism.” Legacies of the Manhattan Project Conference (Hanford, Washington, March 2017).

“The Gerontology of Experiment: Old Dogs and New Medicine.” History of Medicine Working Group (Cambridge, MA, February 13, 2017).

"How experiments age: Gerontology, beagles, and species projection at Davis," Social Studies of Science, April 2018.

Update on the History of Medicine in Southeast Asia conferenceAAHM Newsletter, February 2018.

Previous Degrees: 
AB., Social Studies, Harvard

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