Ph.D. 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.”
- • Committee: John Tresch, Ruth Schwartz Cowan, Nathan Ensmenger, and Fred Turner.
- • Examination fields: history of modern science, history of technology, and science studies.
- • Certificate in college and university teaching.
M.A. in history and sociology of science, University of Pennsylvania. 2010.
- • Thesis: “Race Relations: Montagu, Dobzhansky, Coon, and the Disputed Concept of Race.”
- B.A. with highest honors in history, Oberlin College. 2007.
Forthcoming Race Relationships: Collegiality and Demarcation in Physical Anthropology, Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences 51, no. 3.
- • Awarded the 2013 John C. Burnham Early Career Award by the Forum for History of Human Science.
2014 Video Synthesizers: From Analog Computing to Digital Art, IEEE Annals of the History of Computing 36, no. 4: 74–86.
2011 History of Science Society 2010 Annual Meeting (with Andrew Hogan), Genetics & Medicine Historical Network Newsletter no. 15. November.
2014 The Revolution Will Be Videotaped: Making a Technology of Consciousness in the Long 1960s (video), Technology’s Stories. October.
- Scanimate: Analog and Digital as Engineering Paradigms, in preparation for digitalSTS: A Handbook and Fieldguide.
- Videotape and LSD from Ampex to Revolution, in preparation for In-n-Out California: Circulating Things and the Globalization of the West Coast.
- Infolding the Self: From Visual Anthropology to Video Therapy, in preparation for submission to History of the Human Sciences.
- “Design by Wholesale”: Darwinism as “the Calvinistic Interpretation of Nature,” in preparation for submission to the Journal of the History of Ideas.
|2014||Graduate Fellowship for Teaching Excellence ($6000), University of Pennsylvania (2014–2015).|
|2013||John C. Burnham Early Career Award ($500), Forum for History of Human Science.|
|2012||Dean’s Scholar ($250), University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences.|
|Teece Dissertation Research Fellowship ($9500), University of Pennsylvania.|
|2011||MIT Press Travel Award ($500), Special Interest Group for Computers, Information and Society.|
|2009||Graduate Research Fellowship ($122,500), National Science Foundation (2009–2012).|
|Pottruck Graduate Presidential Prize Fellowship ($4000), University of Pennsylvania.|
|2008||Benjamin Franklin Fellowship ($258,300), University of Pennsylvania (2008–2009, 2012–2015).|
|2007||Comfort Starr Prize in History ($200), Oberlin College.|
|2006||Jerome Davis Research Award ($450), Oberlin College.|
|Leroy S. Heck Jr. Memorial Scholarship, Oberlin College (2006–2007).|
|2003||National Merit Scholarship.|
2015 Scanimate: Analog and Digital as Engineering Paradigms, Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference, Montreal. March 25. 2014 Bergsonian Science: Creative Evolution in the Twentieth Century, History of Science Society Annual Meeting, Chicago. November 6. From Visual Anthropology to Video Therapy, Cheiron Annual Meeting, Hood College. June 20. Infolding the Self: From Visual Anthropology to Video Therapy, First Annual Conference on the History of Recent Social Science, École normale supérieure de Cachan. June 14. The Cultural Portability of Early Video, Transgressing Media: Critical Themes in Media Studies, The New School. April 6. 2013 Digitizing Video: Synthesis, Computerization, and Experimental Art, Society for the History of Technology Annual Meeting, Portland, Maine. October 11. California Video and Global Networks, In-n-Out California: Circulating Things and the Globalization of the West Coast, University of California, Berkeley. September 5. Video Therapy: Self-Confrontation and the Development of a Psychiatric Technology, American Association for the History of Medicine Annual Meeting, Emory University. May 19. Another Media Ecology: Environmentalism and Experimental Video, Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference, Chicago. March 10. Art and Access: Institutions of Experimental Video in the 1970s, Expanding Cinema: Spatial Dimensions of Film Exhibition, Aesthetics, and Theory, Yale University. February 16. 2012 Guerrilla Television: New York Origins of Experimental Video, Researching New York: Perspectives on Empire State History, University at Albany. November 16. 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. 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. Guerrilla Television and Media Revolution, The State and the Fourth Estate: Media in American History, Boston University. March 25. 2011 Computing, Video, and Radical Software, SIGCIS Workshop 2011: Cultures and Communities in the History of Computing, Cleveland. November 6. Cybernetics and the Human Sciences in the Counterculture, History of Science Society Annual Meeting, Cleveland. November 4. “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. Virtual Revolutions, Virtual Histories: 11th Annual Graduate Humanities Forum Conference, University of Pennsylvania. February 18. 2010 Guerrilla Television and the Utopian Promise of Video
- • Society for Utopian Studies Annual Meeting, Milwaukee. October 31.
- • Society for the History of Technology Annual Meeting, Tacoma. October 2.
- • k(NO)w tomorrow: Contradictions of Imagining the Future, George Mason University. September 25.
- • STS Graduate Student Conference, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. February 20.
2009 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. Race Relations: Montagu, Dobzhansky, Coon, and the Divergence of Race Concepts, Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Biology, Drew University. April 4. 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.
2012 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. The Historical Construction of the Digital, Digital STS Workshop, IT University of Copenhagen. October 16. The Social Origins of Personal Computing, Society for the History of Technology Annual Meeting, Copenhagen Business School. October 5. 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. Databasing Historical Correspondence, THATCamp@Penn, University of Pennsylvania. April 25.
2013 Gaming the History of Technology, Society for the History of Technology Annual Meeting, Portland, Maine. October 12.
University of Pennsylvania
2012 “Wipe Cycle”: Feedback and Experimental Video, 60 Second Slam. May 12. Roots of Countercultural Technophilia, History and Philosophy of Science Working Group Spring Workshop. May 3. Cybernetic Utopianism: The Politics of Experimental Video, Workshop in History and Sociology of Science, Technology and Medicine. January 30.
2014 Technology and Society, University of Pennsylvania. Fall. 2013 Cyberculture, University of Pennsylvania. Summer. 2012 Emergence of Modern Science, University of Pennsylvania. Summer.
2012 Cyberculture, University of Pennsylvania. Spring. 2011 Science, Technology, and War, University of Pennsylvania. Spring. 2010 Emergence of Modern Science, University of Pennsylvania. Fall. 2005 Genesis: Myth, Saga, and Novella, Oberlin College. Fall.
- Graduate Fellow for Teaching Excellence and Summer Humanities Mentor, University of Pennsylvania Center for Teaching and Learning. 2014–2015. Facilitated pedagogy workshops for graduate students and conducted teaching observations.
- Writing Associate, Oberlin College. 2005–2007. Tutored students on writing and related skills.
- Demonstrator and Camps and Classes Specialist, Great Lakes Science Center. 2000–2007. Conducted science demonstrations, taught elementary and middle school students about computer programming using Lego robotics, developed curricula, and supervised staff.
- Guest instructor for 14 courses at the University of Pennsylvania, Case Western Reserve University, and Oberlin College.
- Qualified to teach history, philosophy, and sociology of science and technology; race, class, gender, and sexuality in science and technology; science, technology, and war; history of biology and anthropology; science and religion; history of media, communication, computing, and information science; media, internet, and software studies; science and technology studies; American cultural, intellectual, and environmental history.
- Assistant Editor, History of Anthropology Newsletter. 2010–present.
- Manuscript Reviewer
- • digitalSTS: A Handbook and Fieldguide. 2014.
- • Workshop for the History of the Environment, Agriculture, Technology, and Science. 2013.
- • 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.
- Consulting Historian, The Haigh Group. 2011–2014. Conducted archival research on the origins of digital computing.
- Research Assistant, University of Pennsylvania. 2014. Conducted digital history research using large datasets and archival research on the National Academy of Sciences.
- Software Consultant. 2002–2008. Designed and implemented websites, graphics software, user interfaces, and documentation for artists and nonprofits.
- Senior Developer, Everything2. 2007–2008. Administered a pioneering online writing community.
- Reporter, The Oberlin Review. 2006–2007. Contributed several articles on science and education.
- 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. Organized and described document collections.
- American Historical Association
- History of Science Society
- Society for the History of Technology
- Society for Cinema and Media Studies
- Society for the History of Recent Social Science
- Programming Languages: C, C++, Objective-C, Java, PHP, Bash, 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, and Scrivener.
- Design Software: Photoshop, InDesign, iMovie, and Final Cut Pro.
- Data Management Software: Zotero, DEVONthink, FileMaker Pro, MySQL, Stata, and MALLET.
- Operating Systems: OS X, iOS, Unix, and Windows.