Former Post-Doctoral Fellows

2013-15
Mariana Craciun (Ph.D., Sociology, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor) currently teaches two courses in the Department of Sociology and Science in Human Culture: "Expert Knowledge and the Social World" (Winter) which examines constructions, contestations, and negotiations of expertise, and "Mental Health and Society" (Spring) focused on the history of psychiatry in the US, and trajectories of mental illness in Western and non-Western contexts. mariana.craciun@northwestern.edu

Daniel Stolz (Ph.D, Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University) is currently a visiting assistant professor in the History Department at Northwestern. He offers courses on science, technology, and Islam in the Middle East. In Winter, 2016 he is offering “Creationism: A Global History,” and in Spring, 2016 he will offer “Islam, Science, and Modernity.” His current book project is a history of Islam and astronomy in late Ottoman Egypt. An article based on a chapter of the book was recently published as “Positioning the Watch Hand: ‘Ulama’ And the Practice of Mechanical Timekeeping in Cairo, 1737-1874,” International Journal of Middle East Studies 47 (2015): 489-510. daniel.stolz@northwestern.edu

2012-13
Lukas Rieppel (Ph.D., History of Science, Harvard) is currently an Assistant Professor of History at Brown University. His book project, pursued during his fellowship at Northwestern is entitled: Assembling the Dinosaur: Money, Museums, and American Culture, 1870-1930.
Advisor: Ken Alder

2010-12
Tania Munz (Ph.D., History of Science, Princeton) also served from 2012 to 2015 as a lecturer in the Science in Human Culture Program and a College Advisor in the WCAS Office of Undergraduate Studies and Advising (OUSA) prior to accepting a one-of-a-kind position as Vice President of Research at the Linda Hall Library in Kansas City, Missouri. The library houses the country's largest independent collection of materials on science, technology, and engineering and has recently decided to build its profile among historians of science and STS scholars.. Her forthcoming book, written during her postdoctoral fellowship, is entitled The Dancing Bees: Karl von Frisch and the Discovery of the Honeybee Dance Language, and will be published by the University of Chicago Press in Spring 2016.
Advisor: Ken Alder

Tom Waidzunas (Ph.D. Sociology/Science Studies, UCSD) is current an assistant professor of Sociology at Temple University. His book, Drawing the Straight Line: Sexual Reorientation and the Scientific Fringe, was published by the University Of Minnesota Press (November 20, 2015).
Advisor: Steven Epstein

2009-2010
Dániel Margócsy (Ph.D., History of Science, Harvard) is currently an Associate Professor of History at Hunter College/CUNY in New York. His book, pursued during his fellowship at Northwestern, is entitled, Commercial Visions: Science, Trade and Visual Culture in the Dutch Golden Age, published by the University of Chicago Press in 2014. For more information, see http://sites.google.com/site/margocsy2. dmargocs@hunter.cuny.eduAdvisor: Ken Alder

2008-2010
Lindsay Smith (Ph.D., Anthropology, Harvard) is currently an assistant professor of geography & environmental studies at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque; while completing a one-year fellowship at the American Association for the Advance of Science in Washington DC, after two years as a postdoctoral fellowship at the Society and Genetics Program at UCLA in 2010-12. Her published book is Subversive Genes: Re(con)stituting Identity, Family and Human Rights in ArgentinaHarvard University, 2008.
Advisor: Ken Alder

2007-2009
Tony Hazard (Ph.D., History, Temple) also served in 2009-10 as a visiting assistant professor in the Northwestern History Department before he joined Santa Clara University, where he is is currently an assistant professor in the Ethnic Studies department with a courtesy appointment in the History department. Tony's book, launched during his postdoctoral years at Northwestern is entitled, Postwar Anti-Racism: The United States, UNESCO, and "Race," 1945-1968, was published by Palgrave in the fall of 2012.
Advisor: Ken Alder

2006-08
Laura Stark (Ph.D., Sociology, Princeton) is currently an Assistant Professor in the Center for Medicine, Health, and Society at Vanderbilt University. Her book, Behind Closed Doors: IRBs and the Making of Ethical Research, based on her SHC postdoctoral research, was published in 2011 by the University of Chicago Press.
Advisor: Chas Camic

2005-07
Sokhieng Au (Ph.D., History, Berkeley) also served in 2007-08 as a visiting assistant professor in the Northwestern History Department, before joining the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health as a Sommers Fellow. She is now an independent scholar. Her book, written during her postdoctoral fellowship, Mixed Medicines: Health and Culture in Colonial Cambodia was published by University of Chicago Press in 2011.
Advisor: Ken Alder

2004-06
Patrick Singy (Ph.D., History, Chicago) served as fellow in the Columbia Society of Fellows from 2006-09, is affiliated with Union College, New York. His book, The DSM-5 in Perspective: Philosophical Reflections on the Psychiatric Babel, co-editing with Steven Demazeux,  published by Springer Press in 2015.
Advisor: Ken Alder

2004-05
Pauline Kusiak
(Ph.D., Science and Technology Studies, Cornell) is currently a government policy analyst on Africa in Washington DC. Her most recent publication is, Culture, Identity, and Information Technology in the 21st Century: Implications for U.S. National Security (BiblioGov; October 17, 2012).
Advisor:  Ken Alder/Jon Glassman

2002-04
John Tresch (Ph.D., History and Philosophy of Science, Cambridge) is currently an Associate Professor in the History and Sociology of Science Department at the University of Pennsylvania. His book manuscript, written during his postdoctoral fellowship, The Romantic Machine: Science and Utopian Technology in France from 1820 to 1851, was published by the University of Chicago Press in Winter 2012.
Advisor: Ken Alder

2002-04
Shobita Parthasarathy (Ph.D., Science and Technology Studies, Cornell) is currently an Associate Professor in the Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her book publication, based on her research as a postdoctoral fellow, is Building Genetic Medicine: Breast Cancer, Technology, and the Comparative Politics of Health Care (MIT Press, 2007).
Advisor: Carol Heimer (and Ken Alder)

2000-02
Sander Gliboff (Ph.D., History of Science, Johns Hopkins) is currently an Associate Professor in the History and Philosophy of Science Department, Indiana University, Bloomington. His book publication, based on his research as a postdoctoral fellow, is H. G. Bronn, Ernst Haeckel, and the Origins of German Darwinism: A Study in Translation and Transformation (MIT Press, 2008).
Advisor: Ken Alder

1999-00
David Hoyt (Ph.D., History, UCLA) is an independent scholar in the Chicago area.
Advisor: David Joravsky

1998-99
Florence C. Hsia (Ph.D. History, University of Chicago) is an Associate Professor in the History of Science Department and of Integrated Liberal Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her publication, based on her work as a postdoctoral fellow, is Sojourners in a Strange Land: Jesuits and their Scientific Missions in Late Imperial China (University of Chicago Press, 2009).
Advisor: Ken Alder

1997-98
Francesca Bordogna (Ph.D., Conceptual Foundations of Science, Chicago) is an Associate Professor of Liberal Studies, Notre Dame University. Her book publication, based on her research as a postdoctoral fellow, is William James at the Margins: Philosophy, Science, and the Geography of Knowledge (Chicago, 2008). (MIT Press, 2007).
Advisor: David Joravsky

1996-97
Jeffrey Sklansky (Ph.D., History, Columbia) is an Associate Professor of History, University of Illinois-Chicago. His book publication, based on his research as postdoctoral fellow, is The Soul's Economy: Market Society and Selfhood in American Thought, 1820-1920 (North Carolina, 2002).
Advisor: Ken Alder

1995-96
Jessica Riskin (Ph.D., History, Berkeley) is a Professor of History, Stanford University. Her book publication, based on her research as a postdoctoral fellow, is Science in the Age of Sensibility: The Sentimental Empiricists of the French Enlightenment (Chicago, 2002).
Advisor: Ken Alder

1994-95
Ayval Ramati Leshem
(Ph.D., History, UCLA) is an Assistant Professor of History, Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Her book publication, based on her research as a postdoctoral fellow, is Newton on Mathematics and Spiritual Purity (Kluwer, 2003).
Advisor: David Jarovsky

1993-94
Sharon Ghamari-Tabrizi (Ph.D., History of Consiousness, UC Santa Cruz) is currently an independent scholar. Her book publication, based on her research as a postdoctoral fellow, is The Worlds of Herman Kahn: The Intuitive Science of Thermonuclear War (Harvard, 2005).
Advisor: Ken Alder

1992-93
Mi Gyung Kim (Ph.D., History, UCLA) is a Professor of History at North Carolina State University, Charlotte. Her book publication, based on her research as a postdoctoral fellow, is Affinity, That Elusive Dream: A Genealogy of the Chemical Revolution (MIT, 2003, 2008).
Advisor: Ken Alder