2016 HSS Election Candidates

Note: Voting will open in April of 2016. To be eligible to vote, you must be a member of the HSS before 1 April 2016.


Nominating Committee

Candidates for Council

Susan D. JonesJones, Susan 150 x 210


Professor and Director, Program in the History of Science and Technology; Professor, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior  University of Minnesota, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior

HSS Activities:

HSS Annual Meetings; Women’s Caucus; Past-President of the World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine; American Association for the History of Medicine, Executive Council; reviewer for NSF, Isis, Perspectives in the History of Biology and Medicine, Agricultural History, Journal of the History of Biology, Emerging Infectious Diseases, Technology & Culture

Selected Publications:

Death in a Small Package: A Short History of Anthrax (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010)

Valuing Animals:  Veterinarians and Their Patients in Modern America (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003)

“Population Cycles, Disease, and Networks of Ecological Knowledge,” Journal of the History of Biology, forthcoming.

“Bringing Veterinary History and History of Science Together: Recent Developments in the English-Language Literature,” Argos:  Bulletin van Het Veterinair Historisch Genootschap, no. 53 (2016): 94-99.

“Veterinary Medicine,” in Hugh Slotten, ed., The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Scientific, Medical and Technological History (New York, Oxford: Oxford University Press), 2014.

Susan D. Jones and Philip M. Teigen, “Anthrax in Transit:  Practical Experience and Intellectual Exchange,” Isis 99 (September 2008): 455-85.


Laura J. MartinMartin, Laura 150 x 210


Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University History of Science and Harvard University Center for the Environment

HSS Activities:

Member of HSS Women’s Caucus, HSS Earth and Environment Forum, American Society for Environmental History; co-organizer of Harvard University Environmental History Group

Selected Publications:

Laura J. Martin, “Mathematizing Nature’s Messiness: Graphical Representations of Variation in Ecology, 1930–present,” Environmental Humanities 7 (2015): 59-88.

Laura J. Martin and Sara B. Pritchard, “Correspondence: Inclusive Conservation Excludes,” Nature 516 (2014): 37.

Laura J. Martin, Bernd Blossey, Erle C. Ellis, “Mapping Where Ecologists Work: Biases in the Global Distribution of Terrestrial Ecological Observations,” Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 10 (2012): 195-201.


Erika Lorraine Milam2016 Milam, Erika 150 x 210


Associate Professor, Princeton University, Department of History

HSS Activities:

Co-Chair, HSS Women’s Caucus, 2010-2012

Advisory Editor, Isis, 2010-2013

Member, HSS ad-hoc Committee on Publications and Professional Excellence, 2014

Member, HSS Nominating Committee, 2014-2015

Director of Graduate Studies, Program in the History of Science, Princeton University, 2013-2015

Associate Editor, Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences, 2012-2018; Book Reviews Co-Editor with Jacob Hamblin, 2012-2015

Recent Publications:

2010    Looking for a Few Good Males: Female Choice in Evolutionary Biology (Johns Hopkins University Press).

2010    “The Equally Wonderful Field: Ernst Mayr and Organismic Biology,” Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences 40(3): 279-317.

2012    Co-edited with Michael Gordin, “Fifty Years of The Structure of Scientific Revolutions,” Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences 42(5): 476-580.

2012    “Making Males Aggressive and Females Coy: Gender Across the Animal-Human Boundary,” Signs 37(4): 935-959.

2013    “Public Science of the Savage Mind: Contesting Cultural Anthropology in the Cold War Classroom,” Journal for the History of the Behavioral Sciences 49(3): 306-330.

2013    “Dunking the Tarzanists: Elaine Morgan and the Aquatic Ape Theory,” in Outsider Scientists, ed. Harman and Dietrich (University of Chicago Press), 223-247.

2014    Edited, Focus Section: “The Peculiar Persistence of the Naturalistic Fallacy,” Isis 105(3): 564-616, including “Introduction,” 564-568, and “Field Study of Con Games,” 596-605.

2015    Co-edited with Robert A. Nye, Scientific Masculinities, Osiris Vol. 30, including co-authored with Nye, “An Introduction to Scientific Masculinities,” 1-14; “Men in Groups: Anthropology & Aggression, 1965-1984,” 66-88.


Gordon McOuat2016 McOuat, Gordon 150 x 210


Professor, History of Science and Technology, University of King’s College/Dalhousie University

Related Positions:

Founding Director, History of Science and Technology Programme, University of King’s College

National Director, “Situating Science”, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Strategic Knowledge Cluster for the Humanities and Social Studies of Science (2007-2015)  www.SituSci.ca

Director, “Cosmopolitanism and the Local in Science and Nature, East and West”, SSHRC International Partnership Development Project (Canada, India and South East Asia) (2014-2017)  www.cosmolocal.org

Past-President, Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science/Société canadienne d’histoire et de philosophie des sciences (CSHPS/SCHPS)


With S. Surakkai, Jobin Kanjirakkat, eds. Narratives of Nature and Science, East and West.  Routledge, 2015.

With Bernie Lightman, Larry Stewart, eds., Circulating Knowledge: East and West. Brill, 2013.

“The Origins of ‘Natural Kinds’: Keeping ‘Essentialism’ at Bay in the Age of Reform,” Intellectual History Review (2009) 19:211-30.

With C. Varma, “Bentham’s Logic”, in J. Wood, ed. Handbook for the History of Logic (Vol. 4), Elsevier, 2008, pp. 1-32.

“From Cutting Nature at its Joints to Measuring it: Species, New Kinds and New Kinds of People in Biology,” Special Issue on “Measurement”, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 32 (2001): 613-645.

“Cataloguing Power: Delineating ‘Competent Naturalists’ and the Meaning of Species in the British Museum,” British Journal for the History of Science (2001), 34:1-28.

“Species, Rules and Meaning: the Politics of Language and the Ends of Definitions in Nineteenth Century Natural History.”  Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 27 (1996): 473-519.


Matthew Shindell2016 Shindell, Matthew 150 x 210


Planetary Science Curator, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Department of Space History

HSS Activities:

Longtime HSS member. Regular meeting attendee, session organizer, chair, and presenter.

Selected Publications:

Shindell, Matthew B. 2016. “Geophysics,” in A Companion to the History of American Science, ed. Mark Largent and Georgina Montgomery (Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing).

Shindell, Matthew B. 2014. “From the End of the World to the Age of the Earth: The Cold War Development of Isotope Geochemistry at the University of Chicago and Caltech,” in Science and Technology in the Global Cold War, ed. Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press).

Shindell, Matthew B. 2013. “Harold C. Urey: Science, Religion, and Cold War Chemistry,” Chemical Heritage Magazine 31, 3: 32-38.

Shindell, Matthew B., 2010. “Domesticating the Planets: Instruments and Practices in the Development of Planetary Geology,” Spontaneous Generations 4, 1: 191-230.

Oreskes, Naomi, Erik Conway and Matthew B. Shindell, 2008. “From Chicken Little to Dr. Pangloss: William Nierenberg, Global Warming, and the Social Deconstruction of Scientific Knowledge,” Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences 38, 1: 113–56.


Suman 2016 Seth, Suman 150 x 210Seth


Associate Professor, Science and Technology Studies Cornell University

Director of Undergraduate Studies, STS and BSOC majors

Professional Activities:

Editorial Board, Osiris

Editorial Board, Isis

Advisory Board, Dissertation Reviews (Science Studies)

Co-Convener (with Laura Stark, Vanderbilt) of the History and Theory Working Group (part of The Philadelphia Area Center for History of Science)

At-Large Member of the Executive Committee, Forum for the History of Physics, American Physical Society.

Humanities Council, Society for the Humanities, Cornell.

Referee, American Journal of Physics, American Historical Review, Studies in the History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, British Journal for the History of Science, Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences, various presses.


Re-Locating Race (Ed.), FOCUS Section, Isis 105 (2014): 759-814

Crafting the Quantum: Arnold Sommerfeld and the Practice of Theory, 1890-1926 (MIT: 2010)

Science, Colonialism, Postcolonialism (Ed.), Special Issue of Postcolonial Studies 12(4) (December, 2009)

2016: “Darwin and the Ethnologists: Liberal Racialism and the Geological Analogy,” HSNS, forthcoming.

2014a: “La granja en L’Encero: Alexander von Humboldt y el problema de la adaptación (seasoning)” in Estética y poder en la ciencia y la tecnología: acercamientos multidisciplinarios Steffan Igor Ayora Diaz & Gabriela Vargas Cetina (editores) (Mérida, Yucatán, México: Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán): 159-89. [Trans. Angélica Márquez-Osuna, Pablo Sepúlveda-Díaz]

2007: “Crisis and the Construction of Modern Theoretical Physics,” British Journal for the History of Science, 40 (2007): 25-51.


Marianne SommerSommer, Marianne 150 x 210


Professor for Cultural Studies, University of Lucerne, Department for Cultural and Science Studies

Dean of Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Head of the BA-/MA-Program ‘Integrated Cultural Studies’ that includes Science Studies

HSS and Professional Activities:

Member of the advisory editorial board of the journal History of the Human Sciences and of the editorial board of History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences

Selected Publications:

History Within: The Science, Culture, and Politics of Bones, Organisms, and Molecules (Chicago University Press 2016)

Evolutionäre Anthropologie zur Einführung (Introduction to Evolutionary Anthropology) (Junius 2015)

With Gesine Krüger (ed.). Biohistorische Anthropologie: Knochen, Körper und DNA in Erinnerungskulturen (Biohistorical Anthropology: Bones, Bodies, and DNA in Cultures of Remembrance) (Kadmos 2011)

Bones and Ochre: The Curious Afterlife of the Red Lady of Paviland (Harvard University Press 2007)

With Veronika Lipphardt (ed.). Visibility Matters: Diagrammatic Renderings of Human Evolution and Diversity in Physical, Serological and Molecular Anthropology. Special Issue: History of the Human Sciences 28/5 (2015)

“Biology as a Technology of Social Justice in Interwar Britain: Arguments from Evolutionary History, Heredity, and Human Diversity.” Science, Technology & Human Values 39 Issue 4 (2014), 560-585.


Gabriela Soto Laveaga2016 Soto Laveaga, Gabriela 150 x 210

Main Position:

Associate Professor of History, University of California, Santa Barbara, History Department

Relevant HSS and Professional Activities:

2011-16           Hispanic American Historical Review (HAHR) Editorial Board Member

2013-19           Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos Editorial Board Member

2013-16           UC-MEXUS Advisory Board

2015-17           Medical History, Editorial Board Member

2015-19           Manguinhos, Editorial Board Member

2015-16           UC-Mexico Health Working Group

Selected Publications:

“Building the Nation of the Future, One Waiting Room at a Time: Hospitals in the Making of Modern Mexico,” History and Technology edited by John Krige and Jessica Wang, Volume 31, Issue 3, July 2015, pages 275-294.

“Mexico’s Historical Solutions to Rural Health,” in Health for All the Journey to Universal Health Coverage. York: Center for Global Health Histories, 2015.

“Bringing the Revolution to Medical Schools: Social Service and Rural Health in 1930s Mexico”, Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos, vol. 29, num.2, Summer 2013:397-427.

“Shadowing the Professional Class: Reporting Fictions in Doctors’ Strikes” Special issue on secret service archives. Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research, Summer 2013, 19:1, 30-40.

“Seeing the Countryside through Medical Eyes: Social Service Reports in the Making of a Sickly Nation.” Endeavour, vol. 37, Issue 1, 2013: 29-39.

“Introduction: Continuity and Change in the History of Mexican Public Health” as guest co-editor with Ben Smith for Endeavour special issue on History of Public Health in Mexico. Endeavour, vol. 37, Issue 1, 2013: 1-3.

Co-Editor with Benjamin Smith Endeavor Special Issue Continuities and Change in the History of Mexican Public Health. Endeavour, vol. 37, Issue 1, 2013. (Issue with 6 articles)

“The Conquest of Molecules: Wild Yams and American Scientists in Mexican Jungles” in Colonial Crucible: Empire in the Making of the Modern American. Madison, University of Wisconsin Press, 2009: pp. 309-317.

Soto Laveaga, Gabriela and Claudia Agostoni. “Science and Public Health in the Century of Revolution,” in Beezley, William. A Companion to Mexican History and Culture. John Wiley & Sons, 2011: 561-574.

Jungle Laboratories: Mexican Peasants, National, Projects and the Making of the Pill.   Durham: Duke University Press, 2009.


Baichun Zhang2016 Zhang, Baichun 150 x 210

Main Position:     

Professor of History of Science, Institute for the History of Natural Sciences (IHNS), Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing

Related Positions:

Director of the IHNS

HSS Activities:

Attend 2007 HSS Annual Meeting; corresponding member of AIHS; Member of ESHS Scientific Council

Selected Publications:

Baichun Zhang, Miao Tian, Matthias Schemmel, Jürgen Renn and Peter Damerow. Transmission and Integration—-Qiqi Tushuo: New Research and Annotated Edition. Nanjing, 2008.

Zhang Baichun, Jürgen Renn (eds.). Transformation and Transmission: Chinese Mechanical Knowledge and the Jesuit Intervention, Preprint 313 of MPIWG, 2006.

Baichun Zhang, etc.. Technology Transfer from the Soviet Union to the P. R. China. Jinan, 2004. [translated into Russian, 2010]

Baichun Zhang. The Europeanization of Astronomical Instruments during the Ming and Qing China, Shenyang, 2000.

Baichun Zhang, Miao Tian. Archimedean Mechanical Knowledge in 17th Century China, in: The Genius of Archimedes-23 Centuries of Influence on Mathematics, Science and Engineering, Springer, 2010, pp.189-205

Jiuchun Zhang, Baichun Zhang. Founding of the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Computing Technology. IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, January-March, 2007, pp.16-33.

Baichun Zhang, Jiuchun Zhang, Fang Yao. Technology Transfer from the Soviet Union to the P. R. China, Comparative Technology Transfer and Society, Vol.4 (2006), No.2, pp.105-167.

Baichun Zhang, The Introduction of European Astronomical Instruments and the Technology Related into China during the 17th Century. EASTM, Volume 20 (2003).


Anya ZilbersteinZilberstein, Anya 150 x 210


Associate Professor, Department of History, Concordia University, Montreal

Related Positions:

Fall 2014, Visiting Associate Professor, History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Fellow, Loyola Sustainability Research Centre, Concordia

HSS Activities:

Earth and Environment Forum, Forum for the History of Science in America

Selected publications:

A Temperate Empire: Making Climate Change in Early America (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2016)

“Inured to Empire: Wild Rice and Climate Change,” The William and Mary Quarterly

“Making and Unmaking Local Knowledge in Greater New England,” Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies

“The Natural History of Early Northeastern America: An Inexact Science,” New Natures: Joining Environmental History with Science and Technology Studies.

Candidates for Nominating Committee: 1-year term

James DelbourgoDelbourgo, James 150 x 210


Associate Professor, Rutgers University, History Department

Selected Publications:

A Most Amazing Scene of Wonders: Electricity and Enlightenment in Early America (Harvard, 2006)

Science and Empire in the Atlantic World (Routledge, 2007)

The Brokered World: Go-Betweens and Global Intelligence, 1770-1820 (Science History Publications, 2009)


Matthias Dörries2016 Dorries, Matthias 150 x 210


Professor for History of Science, University of Strasbourg

Director of IRIST (Institut de recherches interdisciplinaires sur les sciences et la technologie)

Relevant Experience:

President of ESST (European Inter-University Association on Society, Science & Technology); Member of the editorial board of HSNS (Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences).

Selected Publications:

“Politics, deep time, and the future,” Historical Social Research, 40 (2015), 22-36 (special issue: Christian Rohr and Andrea Westermann (eds.))

“Life, language, and science: Hans-Jörg Rheinberger’s historical epistemology”, Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences 42 (2012), 71-82 «

“Nuclear winter and global climatic change”, Osiris 26  (2011),  198-223

“The transmutation of ozone in the early 1970s,” in Toxic Airs, James Fleming and Ann Johnson (eds.), (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014), 208-229

“In the public eye: Volcanology and climate change studies in the 20th century,” Historical Studies in the Physical and Biological Sciences, 37  (2006), 87-125

“Krakatau 1883: Die Welt als Labor und Erfahrungsraum” in Schröder, Iris, Höhler, Sabine (ed.), Welt-Räume. Geschichte, Geographie und Globalisierung seit 1900 (Frankfurt a. M., Campus 2005), 51-73

“Purity and objectivity in nineteenth-century metrology and literature” Perspectives on Science  9:2 (2001), 233-250

(ed.) Michael Frayn’s Copenhagen in Debate. (Berkeley: Office for the History of Science and Technology, University of California, Berkeley, 2005)

(ed.) Experimenting in Tongues: Studies in Science and Language. (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2002).


Sujit Sivasundaram2016 Sivasundaram, Sujit 150 x 210

Main Position:

Reader in World History, University of Cambridge, Faculty of History

Related Positions:

Co-editor of The Historical Journal

Relevant Professional Activities:

Council Member of the Royal Historical Society

 Selected Publications.

Nature and the Godly Empire: Science and Evangelical Mission in the Pacific, 1795-1850 (Cambridge University Press, 2005, paperback 2011)

Islanded: Britain, Sri Lanka and the Bounds of an Indian Ocean Colony (University of Chicago Press, 2013; South Asian ed. from Oxford University, Press, Delhi, 2014)

Science, Race and Imperialism ed. with Marwa Elshakry in Victorian Science and Literature, Vol 6, eds. Bernard Lightman and Gowan Dawson (Chatto and Pickering, 2012)

Editor, Focus section for Isis on ‘Global histories of science’ with own contribution titled, ‘Sciences and the Global: On Methods, Questions and Theory’ Isis, Vol. 101, 2010, pp.146-158. This forum includes essays by Marwa Elshakry, Shruti Kapila, Niel Safier and Helen Tilley.

Co-editor with Rohan Deb Roy, special issue, ‘Nonhuman empires’ in Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, Vol.35, 2015, pp.66-173, with own contribution titled, ‘Imperial Transgressions: The Animal and Human in the Idea of Race.’ This special issue includes essays by Alan Mikhail, Jagjeet Lally, Rebecca J. H. Woods and Etienne Benson.


Alex Wellerstein2016 Wellerstein, Alex 150x210


Assistant Professor of Science and Technology Studies, Stevens Institute of Technology, Program in Science and Technology Studies

HSS Activities:

HSS Member, HSS Technology and Communications Committee (2015-); Chair, HSS Website Redesign Committee (2012-2014); Member, HSS Ad-hoc Committee on Publications and Professional Excellence (2014); Member, National Advisory Board, Alsos Digital Library for Nuclear Issues (2012-); Member, Advisory Committee, Atomic Heritage Foundation (2015-).


“Patenting the Bomb: Nuclear Weapons, Intellectual Property, and Technological Control,” Isis 99, no. 1 (March 2008): 57-87.

“States of Eugenics: Institutions and the Practices of Compulsory Sterilization in California,” in Sheila Jasanoff, ed., Reframing Rights: Bioconstitutionalism in the Genetic Age (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2011): 29-58. 

“Nagasaki: The Last Bomb,” New Yorker Elements Blog (7 August 2015): http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/nagasaki-the-last-bomb/  

Author of Restricted Data: The Nuclear Secrecy Blog (http://blog.nuclearsecrecy.com) (2011-) and creator of the NUKEMAP nuclear weapons effects simulator (http://nuclearsecrecy.com/nukemap/) (2012-).

Candidates for Nominating Committee: 2-year term

Karine Chemla2016 Chemla, Karine 150 x 210


Senior Researcher, French National Center of Scientific Research & University Paris Diderot, Research group SPHERE

Related Positions:

Dean of Graduate School (“Scientific knowledge”), Principal Investigator of the Advanced Research Grant of the European Research Council “Mathematical Sciences in the Ancient World”

Relevant HSS and Professional Activities:

Chair of the French National Committee for the History and Philosophy of Science (2011-); President of the European Society for History of Science (2014-)

Selected Publications.

Chemla & Guo Shuchun, Les neuf chapitres. Le classique mathématique de la Chine ancienne et ses commentaires. Dunod, 2004, 1150 p.

Chemla (ed.), The History of Mathematical Proof in Ancient Traditions, Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Chemla & J. Virbel (eds.) Texts, Textual Acts and the History of Science, Book Series Archimedes, Springer, 2015.

Chemla, “Euler’s Work in Spherical Trigonometry : Contributions and Applications”, Opera Omnia, 3rd series, volume 10, Commentationes physicae ad theoriam caloris, electricitatis et magnetismi pertinentes. Appendicem addidit Karine Chemla, 2003, pp. CXXV-CLXXXVII.


Nahyan Fancy2016 Fancy, Nayhan 150 x 210


Associate Professor of History, DePauw University, Department of History

HSS Activities:

HSS Graduate and Early Career Caucus Mentorship Program;


Science and Religion in Mamluk Egypt: Ibn al-Nafis, Pulmonary Transit and Bodily Resurrection (Routledge, 2013)

“Medical Commentaries: A Preliminary Examination of Ibn al-Nafīs’s *Shurūḥ*, the *Mūjaz* and Commentaries on the *Mūjaz*,” *Oriens*, 2013, 41: 525–545;


Mark Largent2016 Largent, Mark 150 x 210


Professor, Social Relations and Policy, James Madison College, Michigan State University

Associate Dean, Lyman Briggs College, Michigan State University

Relevant Professional Activities:

Co-Organizer of the Annual Meeting of the Association of Interdisciplinary Studies, Michigan State University, October 16-19, 2014

Co-Organizer of “Practicing Science, Engaging the Public:  A Conference in Honor of Sally Gregory Kohlstedt,” April 20, 2013

Secretary of Section L:  History and Philosophy of Science of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2012-Present

Co-Organizer (with Christian Young) of the 2011 Meeting of the International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah

Book Review Editor, Journal of the History of Biology, 2006-2011

Chairman of the Steering Committee, Forum on American Science, History of Science Society, 2003-06

Executive Secretary, Columbia History of Science Group, 2002-2010

Selected Publications:

Keep Out of Reach of Children:  Reye’s Syndrome, Aspirin, and the Politics of Public Health.  Bellevue Literary Press, 2015

Vaccine:  The Debate in Modern America.  Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012

Breeding Contempt: The History of Coerced Sterilization in the United States.  Rutgers University Press, 2008

“Reflections on Daniel Kevles’s In the Name of Eugenics,” in History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, November 2014

“Science Metrics and Science Policy,” co-authored with Julia Lane and Rebecca Rosen in Beyond Bibliometrics:  Harnessing Multidimensional Indicators of Scholarly Impact, MIT Press, 2014

“Darwinism in the United States, 1859-1930,” in The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Darwin and Evolutionary Thought.  Cambridge University Press, 2012


Asif A. SiddiqiSiddiqi, Asif 150 x 210


Professor of History, Fordham University, History Department

Relevant HSS and Professional Activities:

2009-2011: Member of the Advisory Board for Isis

2009-2011: Member (and chair) of the Program Committee for SHOT

Since 2013: Contributing Editor to Technology & Culture

Since 2013: Co-Editor (with Pamela Long) of the Monograph Series on Historical Perspectives on Technology, Culture, and Society, sponsored by the AHA and SHOT

Since 2011: On the Advisory Board for Problems in the History of Natural Sciences and Technology, the history journal of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Selected Recent Publications

“Science, geography, and nation: the global creation of Thumba,” History and Technology 31, no. 2 (2015), forthcoming. [This is part of a special issue of the journal entitled “Technology in the South Asian Imaginary” which I am editing]

“Another global history of science: Making space for India and China,” British Journal for the History of Science: Themes, forthcoming.

“The Cause of the Cosmos: Science and the Occult at the Root of the Soviet Space Program.” In Science, Religion and Communism in Cold War Europe, eds. S. A. Smith and Paul Betts (London: Palgrave, forthcoming)

“Making space for the nation: Satellite television, Indian scientific elites, and the Cold War,” Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East 35, no. 1 (2015): 35-49.

Candidate for Secretary

Luis Campos2016 Campos, Luis 150 x 210 2016


Associate Professor, University of New Mexico, History Department

Related Positions:

Associate Chair, History Department

Senior Fellow, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy

Relevant HSS and Professional Activities:

HSS Nominating Committee, 2014-2015

HSS Forum for the History of Science in America (FHSA), steering committee, 2012-2014

Editorial Board, Journal of the History of Biology

I have attended every HSS meeting since 2000 apart from one.

Selected Publications:

Radium and the Secret of Life, University of Chicago Press, 2015.

“Outsiders and In-Laws: Drew Endy and the Case of Synthetic Biology,” in Oren Harman and Michael Dietrich, eds. Outsider Scientists: Routes to Innovation in Biology, University of Chicago Press, 2013, pp. 331-348.

“Un Siècle de Biologie de Synthèse,” Revue Médecine/Sciences Juin 2013 (Numéro Spécial GENOPOLE, hors série no. 2): 16-21, débat 22-24.

“The BioBrick™ Road,” Biosocieties 7.2 (June 2012): 115-139.

Making Mutations: Objects, Practices, Contexts, with Alexander Schwerin, eds. Berlin: Max Planck Institute for the History of Science 2010, volume 393.

“The Birth of Living Radium,” Representations 97 (2006): 1-29.

Campaign Statement:

It would be an honor to serve the Society in this new capacity, having previously served on both the Nominating Committee and the steering committee of the Forum for the History of Science in America. Ever since my undergraduate days as a research assistant for I. B. Cohen, when I first learned about HSS, I have looked forward to contributing to the Society through my abilities as both a scholar and a colleague. Having completed my PhD at a private research university, undertaken a postdoc in Berlin, taught at a small liberal arts college on the East Coast, and now serving at a large public flagship university and federally designated Hispanic-serving institution in the American West, I am aware of the many kinds of contexts in which we historians of science work and the many kinds of communities we engage with our scholarship. My own research ranges from archival discoveries in classical genetics to historical fieldwork in contemporary synthetic biology. In terms of my organizational abilities, I have previously organized and hosted the Joint Atlantic Seminar in the History of Biology as well as a conference on the history of mutation at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, which brought together twenty-two scholars from seven countries. Presently, at my home institution, I serve as associate chair of my department and on numerous university committees. As a long-term member of HSS with an interest in expanding participation, as Secretary I will endeavor to serve our Society with careful attention to detail, communication, and good note-taking skills—and all at 100 typed words per minute!

Candidate for Treasurer

Gwen Kay2016 Kay, Gwen 150 x 210


Professor of History, SUNY Oswego, Department of History

Director, History Graduate Program and Director, Honors Program

Relevant Experience

Rossiter Prize Committee, Secretary/Treasurer Forum for the History of Science in America

Recent Publications:

Dying to Be Beautiful: The Fight for Safe Cosmetics (Ohio State University Press, 2005);  Remaking Home Economics: Resourcefulness and Innovation in Changing Times (University of Georgia Press, 2015)

Campaign statement:

I have served on community boards in various capacities, including executive vice president, president and treasurers. In each of these roles, and on other boards, I have had fiduciary responsibilities, which I have taken very seriously. I believe that the treasurer acts as a steward of the organization, to reflect the values of the organization, and ensure sound fiscal footing to continue into the future.

Candidates for Council Delegate

Carin Berkowitz2016 Berkowitz, Carin 150 x 210


Director of the Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry, Chemical Heritage Foundation

HSS Activities:

Co-founder and Co-Chair of HSS at Work (2012 -2015); HSS Council (term, 2015-2018); Program Committee Forum for the History of the Chemical Sciences (FoHCS), 2014-15


Charles Bell and the Anatomy of Reform (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, November, 2015)

Introduction to the Forum, “Beyond Illustrations: Doing Anatomy with Images and Objects” Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 89 (Summer 2015): 165-70.

“The Illustrious Anatomist:  Authorship, Patronage, and Illustrative Style in Anatomy Folios, 1700-1840,” Bulletin of the History of Medicine, Forum “Beyond Illustrations: Doing Anatomy with Images and Objects.” 89 (Summer 2015): 171-208.

“The Surgeon’s Seeing Hand:  Teaching Anatomy to the Senses in Britain, 1800-1840,” History of Science. 52 (December 2014): 377-400.

“Defining a Discovery:  Priority and Methodological Controversy in Early Nineteenth-Century Anatomy,” Notes and Records of the Royal Society. 68 (December 2014): 357-372.

“Systems of Display: the Making of Anatomical Knowledge in Enlightenment Britain,” British Journal for the History of Science. 46:3 (September 2013): 359-87.

“The Beauty of Anatomy: Visual Displays and Surgical Education in Early Nineteenth-Century London,” Bulletin of the History of Medicine. 85:2 (Summer 2011): 248-71.

Campaign Statement:

I was very pleased to be asked to run for the position of Council Delegate to the Nominating Committee; the governance of scholarly societies is among the most interesting and important tasks of an academic and I regard it as both a great responsibility and an honor to be involved.  As the Director of the Beckman Center, I have spent the last five years running a fellowship program and its associated public programming, building an alumni community among the 300+ former fellows who have been at CHF, and organizing academic conferences. In addition, I have come into contact with many younger scholars and scholars working outside the tenure track through the HSS at Work caucus, which I helped to found with Tania Munz.  Through such activities, as well as through my own scholarly work on the history of anatomy and of natural history, I have had the good fortune to become acquainted with many of HSS’s members from a diverse set of sub-fields and career paths.  I believe, therefore, that I would be in a good position to think about nominations that would serve the discipline and the Society as a whole.

Anita GuerriniGuerrini, Anita 150 x 210


Horning Professor in the Humanities and Professor of History, School of History, Philosophy, and Religion at Oregon State University

Relevant Professional Activities:

Outgoing Chair of Section L, American Association for Advancement of Science (Current)

Corresponding Member, Académie internationale d’histoire des sciences (2015)

Visiting Professor, Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris (2013)

Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (2009)

Program Co-chair, History of Science Society (2007)

Member, Executive Board and other committees, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Editorial Board, Early Science and Medicine; Endeavour; Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture, 1660-1700; UC Series in Medical Humanities

Professor, University of Minnesota

Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara

Visiting Fellow, Berlin, Paris, Canberra, Edinburgh, and OSU Center for the Humanities

Work supported by grants from: National Science Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, American Philosophical Society, Centre nationale de la recherche scientifique, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, and other agencies

Research Focus: animals, anatomy, medicine, food, and the environment mostly in early modern Europe. Current research concerns skeletons as scientific and historical objects

Member of a group working on the role of history in the NSF Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) network

Author or editor of 5 books, 85 articles and book chapters, and 120 book reviews

Blogs at http://anitaguerrini.com/anatomia-animalia/

HSS Activities:

Committee Member- Independent Scholars, Schuman Prize, Isis editorial board, Education, Nominating (twice), Meetings and Programs, Price/Webster Prize, Council (1995-1998, 2016-)

Selected Publications:

“The Ghastly Kitchen” will appear in the March 2016 issue of History of Science

The Courtiers’ Anatomists: Animals and Humans in Louis XIV’s Paris (University of Chicago Press, 2015)

Experimenting with Humans and Animals: from Galen to Animal Rights (John Hopkins, 2003)

Campaign statement: 

As a first-generation college graduate, I am committed to making HSS as diverse a society as possible.  While I am a member of a number of other societies, I consider HSS to be my home.  The Council Delegate to the Nominating Committee is an important link in the core governance of the Society, acting as a liaison between Council, the Nominating Committee, and the Executive Committee. I believe I have the experience, dedication, and broad knowledge of the profession to enable me to take up this important role.