Research Interests: history of twentieth-century life and environmental sciences; the historical relationship between ecology and engineering; the historical intersections of ecology and space flight science and technology; the Anthropocene.
Research Interests: History of neoliberalism, privatization of science, history of postwar human and social sciences, history of philosophy of science, 20th century American intellectual and political history.Read more about Erik Baker
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. Read more about Sandip Bhatt
Research Interests: The history of medicine and diseases especially pathologies of progress such as cancer (especially cancer without oncology) and cardiovascular diseases in West African history; the history of open-heart surgery and other cardiac procedures in East, West, and South Africa; and the ethical and cultural issues raised by progress made in science and medicine in African history.
Research Interests: History of the biosciences; animal models, experimentation, and the production of similarity; aging; globalization of science and capital; military technology; continental philosophy. Read more about Brad Bolman
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.Read more about Hannah Conway