History of Empire

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Hannah Conway

Research Interests: History of science, technology, and engineering; public infrastructure and technology; state sponsorship of research and design; theory and epistemology of applied sciences; science-fiction and cultural acceptance of scientific and technological advance; technological fear; infrastructure studies; development studies; environmental justice; rural studies

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Mateo Montoya

Research Interests: History of finance; history of economics;quantification; history of state and colonial administration.

Mateo is an Ashford Fellow and PhD student in the History of Science department. He is interested in the technicalization of financial instruments, audits, and government initiatives and their relations with political economic thought beginning in the Early Modern period. He currently focuses on Early Modern France and its colonial holdings. Mateo received his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Eli Nelson

Assistant Professor, American Studies, Williams College

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.


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