Doctoral candidacy in history and sociology of science, University of Pennsylvania.
- • Dissertation: “The Revolution Will Be Videotaped: Making a Technology of Consciousness in the Long 1960s.”
- • Examination fields: history of modern science, history of technology, and science studies.
- • Certificate in college and university teaching.
Master of Arts in history and sociology of science, University of Pennsylvania. 2010.
- • Thesis: “Race Relations: Montagu, Dobzhansky, Coon, and the Disputed Concept of Race.”
- Bachelor of Arts with highest honors in history, Oberlin College. 2007.
- History of Science Society
- Society for the History of Technology
- Society for Cinema and Media Studies
- Video Synthesizers and the Digitization of Computing, under review by the IEEE Annals of the History of Computing.
Race Relationships: Collegiality and Demarcation in Physical Anthropology, under review by the Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences.
- • Awarded the 2013 John C. Burnham Early Career Award by the Forum for History of Human Science.
- Infolding the Self: From Video Therapy to Video Art, in preparation for Grey Room.
- “Design by Wholesale”: Darwinism as “the Calvinistic Interpretation of Nature,” in preparation for the Journal of the History of Ideas.
- History of Science Society 2010 Annual Meeting report (with Andrew Hogan), Genetics & Medicine Historical Network Newsletter no. 15. 2011.
From Visual Anthropology to Video Therapy
- • Cheiron Annual Meeting, Hood College. June 19–22, 2014.
- • First Annual Conference on the History of Recent Social Science, École normale supérieure de Cachan. June 13–14, 2014.
- The Cultural Portability of Early Video, Transgressing Media: Critical Themes in Media Studies, The New School. April 6, 2014.
- Digitizing Video: Synthesis, Computerization, and Experimental Art, Society for the History of Technology Annual Meeting, Portland, Maine. October 11, 2013.
- California Video and Global Networks, In-n-Out California: Circulating Things and the Globalization of the West Coast, University of California, Berkeley. September 5, 2013.
- Video Therapy: Self-Confrontation and the Development of a Psychiatric Technology, American Association for the History of Medicine Annual Meeting, Emory University. May 19, 2013.
- Another Media Ecology: Environmentalism and Experimental Video, Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference, Chicago. March 10, 2013.
- Art and Access: Institutions of Experimental Video in the 1970s, Expanding Cinema: Spatial Dimensions of Film Exhibition, Aesthetics, and Theory, Yale University. February 16, 2013.
- Guerrilla Television: New York Origins of Experimental Video, Researching New York: Perspectives on Empire State History, University at Albany. November 16, 2012.
- Infolding the Self: Video Feedback in Cybernetic Art and Psychiatry, Joint Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science and European Association for the Study of Science and Technology, Copenhagen Business School. October 20, 2012.
- Race Relationships: Professional and Personal Histories of the Race Concept, Joint Meeting of the History of Science Society, British Society for the History of Science, and Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science, University of Pennsylvania. July 12, 2012.
- “Wipe Cycle”: Feedback and Experimental Video, 60 Second Slam, University of Pennsylvania. May 12, 2012.
- Roots of Countercultural Technophilia, History and Philosophy of Science Working Group Spring Workshop, University of Pennsylvania. May 3, 2012.
- Guerrilla Television and Media Revolution, The State and the Fourth Estate: Media in American History, Boston University. March 25, 2012.
- Cybernetic Utopianism: The Politics of Experimental Video, Workshop in History and Sociology of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. January 30, 2012.
- Computing, Video, and Radical Software, SIGCIS Workshop 2011: Cultures and Communities in the History of Computing, Cleveland. November 6, 2011.
- Cybernetics and the Human Sciences in the Counterculture, History of Science Society Annual Meeting, Cleveland. November 4, 2011.
- “Design by Wholesale”: Darwinism as “the Calvinistic Interpretation of Nature,” Science and Religion in America: The 2011 American Studies Graduate Student Conference, Princeton University. September 24, 2011.
- Virtual Revolutions (adapted as “Cyber-Utopianism before the Internet”), Virtual Histories: 11th Annual Graduate Humanities Forum Conference, University of Pennsylvania. February 18, 2011.
Guerrilla Television and the Utopian Promise of Video
- • Society for Utopian Studies Annual Meeting, Milwaukee. October 31, 2010.
- • Society for the History of Technology Annual Meeting, Tacoma. October 2, 2010.
- • k(NO)w tomorrow: Contradictions of Imagining the Future, George Mason University. September 25, 2010.
- • STS Graduate Student Conference, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. February 20, 2010.
- Naturalizing Calvinism: The Darwinism and Anti-Evolutionism of George Frederick Wright, 150 Years After Origin: Biological, Historical, and Philosophical Perspectives, University of Toronto. November 24, 2009.
- Race Relations: Montagu, Dobzhansky, Coon, and the Divergence of Race Concepts, Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Biology, Drew University. April 4, 2009.
- George Frederick Wright and the Evolving Harmony of Science and Revelation, Evolution and Religion: Towards a History of an Evolving Relationship, Clemson University. February 13, 2009.
- From Visual Anthropology to Video Therapy
- Cybernetic Technologies of the Self, Joint Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science and European Association for the Study of Science and Technology, Copenhagen Business School. October 20, 2012.
- The Historical Construction of the Digital, Digital STS Workshop, IT University of Copenhagen. October 16, 2012.
- The Social Origins of Personal Computing, Society for the History of Technology Annual Meeting, Copenhagen Business School. October 5, 2012.
- Egalitarianism and Popular Science: The American Anthropology of Ashley Montagu, Joint Meeting of the History of Science Society, British Society for the History of Science, and Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science, University of Pennsylvania. July 12, 2012.
- Databasing Historical Correspondence, THATCamp@Penn, University of Pennsylvania. April 25, 2012.
- Gaming the History of Technology, Society for the History of Technology Annual Meeting, Portland, Maine. October 12, 2013.
- Benjamin Franklin Fellowship ($258,300), University of Pennsylvania. 2008–2009, 2012–2015.
- Teece Dissertation Research Fellowship ($9500), University of Pennsylvania. 2012.
- Graduate Research Fellowship ($122,500), National Science Foundation. 2009–2012.
- Pottruck Graduate Presidential Prize Fellowship ($4000), University of Pennsylvania. 2009.
- Leroy S. Heck Jr. Memorial Scholarship, Oberlin College. 2006–2007.
- National Merit Scholarship. 2003.
- Travel Grants ($1076), Society for the History of Technology. 2010, 2013.
- Travel Grant ($150), American Association for the History of Medicine. 2013.
- Travel Subventions ($1500), University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences. 2009–2013.
- SASgov Travel Grants ($550), University of Pennsylvania. 2012.
- GAPSA Research Student Travel Grants ($897), University of Pennsylvania. 2010, 2012.
- MIT Press Travel Award ($500), Special Interest Group for Computers, Information and Society. 2011.
- Travel Grant ($713), History of Science Society. 2011.
- Jerome Davis Research Award ($450), Oberlin College. 2006.
- Emergence of Modern Science, University of Pennsylvania. Fall 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.
- Cyberculture, University of Pennsylvania. Spring 2012 and 2013.
- Scientific Revolution, University of Pennsylvania. Fall 2011.
- Science, Technology, and War, University of Pennsylvania. Spring 2011.
- Schoolhouse Rocked: Education Reform from John Dewey to Homeschooling, Case Western Reserve University. Spring 2007 and 2008.
- Under the Banner of Science: The Crusade Against Evolution, Oberlin College. Fall 2006.
- Genesis: Myth, Saga, and Novella, Oberlin College. Fall 2005.
- Utopian Thought, Oberlin College. Fall 2005.
- Assistant Editor, History of Anthropology Newsletter. 2010–2013.
- Manuscript Reviewer, MIS Quarterly. 2010–2011, 2013.
- Abstract Reviewer, Workshop for the History of the Environment, Agriculture, Technology, and Science. 2013.
- Abstract Reviewer, Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine. 2009.
- Educational Technology Committee, Oberlin College. 2006–2007.
- Student Senate, Oberlin College. 2005–2006.
- Curricular Pathways Working Group, Oberlin College. 2005–2006.
- Board of Delegates, Mariposa Food Co-op. 2009–present. Oversaw a $2.6 million relocation and renovation; served as convener and secretary, and on membership, education, facilitation, fundraising, personnel, governance, and strategic planning committees.
- Board of Directors, Oberlin Student Cooperative Association. 2007.
- Research Assistant, University of Pennsylvania. 2014–present. Applied topic modeling to historical research.
- Consulting Historian, The Haigh Group. 2011–present. Assisted with archival research on early computing.
- Software Consultant. 2002–2008. Designed and implemented websites, graphics software, user interfaces, and documentation.
- Senior Developer, Everything2. 2007–2008. Administered a pioneering online writing community.
- Camps and Classes Specialist, Great Lakes Science Center. 2006–2007. Taught elementary and middle school students about computer programming using Lego robotics, developed activities, and supervised staff.
- Reporter, The Oberlin Review. 2006–2007. Contributed several articles.
- Writing Associate, Oberlin College. 2005–2007. Tutored college students on writing and related skills.
- Research Assistant, Oberlin College. 2005. Assisted with researching and writing Constructing Black Education at Oberlin College: A Documentary History.
- Archives Assistant and Webmaster, Oberlin College Archives. 2004–2005. Maintained an archive’s website, including online finding guides, and organized and described document collections.
- Demonstrator, Great Lakes Science Center. 2000–2005. Conducted science demonstrations and trained coworkers.
- Programming Languages: C, C++, Objective-C, Java, PHP, Scheme, and Logo.
- Software Frameworks: CakePHP, OpenGL, and QuickDraw.
- Development Environments: Xcode, Visual Studio, Coda, and Dreamweaver.
- Formatting Languages: HTML, CSS, XML, and KML.
- Content Management Systems: Omeka, Drupal, WordPress, Movable Type, MediaWiki, DokuWiki, and Zen Cart.
- Server Software: Apache and Mailman.
- Desktop Software: iWork, Office, Mellel, TextWrangler, Scrivener, Photoshop, and InDesign.
- Data Management Software: Zotero, DEVONthink, FileMaker Pro, Bento, MySQL, Stata, and MALLET.
- Operating Systems: OS X, iOS, Unix, and Windows.