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SST Faculty

SST Faculty are drawn from Philosophy, History of Science and Technology, History of Medicine, the Center for Philosophy of Science, and the Charles Babbage Institute for the History of Information Processing.

Name & Title Contact Teaching Interests
Jennifer Alexander
Associate Professor
Program in History of Science and Technology
(612) 626-7309
jalexand@me.umn.edu
Personal Website
History of industrial culture, bodies and machines, Nazi science and technology, the European efficiency and rationalization movements
Victor Boantza
Assistant Professor
History of Science, Technology and Medicine.
vboantza@umn.edu Early modern physical sciences, Enlightenment science, the scientific and chemical revolutions
Mark Borrello
Associate Professor
Program in History of Science and Technology
(612) 624-7079
borrello@umn.edu
History of Biology, evolutionary theory, genetics and ecology, biology of behavior; biology and society
Bruce Braun
Professor
Department of Geography
braun038@umn.edu Politics and ethics of environmental change; politics of difference
Carl Elliott
Professor
Center for Bioethics
(612) 626-5347
ellio023@umn.edu
Bioethics: philosophical and ethical questions in psychiatry and pediatrics
Samuel Fletcher
Assistant Professor,
Department of Philosophy
scfletch@umn.edu Philosophy of Physics, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Statistics
Alan Gross
Professor
Department of Communication Studies
(612) 624-1209
grossalang@aol.com
Personal Website
Rhetoric of science
Jennifer Gunn
Associate Professor
Department of History of Medicine
(612) 624-1909
gunnx005@umn.edu
Health policy; history of philanthropy, occupational medicine, and the organization of health care
Laura Gurak
Professor
Department of Writing Studies
(612) 624-3773
gurakl@umn.edu
Rhetorics of science and technology; Internet studies; online research methods; social aspects of computing; the law and technology (intellectual property and privacy)
Geoffrey Hellman
Professor
Department of Philosophy
(612) 625-8201
hellm001@umn.edu
Personal Website
Philosophy of physics and mathematics, logic, epistemology
Michel Janssen
Associate Professor
Program in History of Science and Technology
(612) 624-5880
janss011@tc.umn.edu
Personal Website
conceptual development of 19th and 20th century physics; history of relativity
Susan Jones
Associate Professor
Program in History of Science and Technology
(612) 624-9636
jone0996@umn.edu
history of biomedical sciences; history of life sciences; historical ecology of disease; role of science in mediating human-animal interactions over time
Sally Gregory Kohlstedt
Professor
Program in History of Science and Technology
(612) 624-9368
sgk@umn.edu
Personal Website
History of science in America, women in science, education
Jean Langford
Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology
(612) 625-4092
langf001@umn.edu
Anthropology of science; healing practices and modernity
Alan Love
Associate Professor
Department of Philosophy
(612) 625-4510
aclove@umn.edu
Personal Website
Philosophy of Biology; philosophy of science; history of biology; epistemology
Thomas Misa
Professor
Program in History of Science and Technology
(612) 624-5050
tmisa@umn.edu
Personal Website
Technology and modern culture; history of electronics and computing; historical methodologies
Hiromi Mizuno
Assistant Professor
Department of History
(612) 626-7597
mizuno@umn.edu
History of science/technology, Japanese history, nationalism, gender/sex, colonialism
Daniel Philippon
Associate Professor
Department of English
(612) 624-4209
danp@umn.edu
Personal Website
Environmental rhetoric, history, and ethics; nature writing; science and religion; American cultural studies; regionalism and place studies
Jole Shackelford
Assistant Professor
HMed Director of Undergrad Studies
History of Medicine
shack001@umn.edu Politics of epistemology, objectivity, realism, and physicalism, Wittgenstein
J. B. Shank
Associate Professor
Department of History
(612) 624-7323
jbshank@umn.edu
Personal Website
Early modern intellectual and cultural history, history of the Scientific Revolution, "scientization" of political thought
Karen-Sue Taussig
Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology
(612) 625-3366
taussig@umn.edu
Anthropology of science, genetic testing, new reproductive technologies, cloning, and stem cell research
Dominique Tobbell
Associate Professor
Director of HMed Program
History of Medicine
dtobbell@umn.edu History of health care and health policy, pharmaceuticals, nursing, medical technology, business history, and oral history
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