The History and Sociology of Science Department
is pleased to announce
the addition of two new members to its faculty:
Stephanie Dick holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University in the History of Science. She is a Junior Fellow in the Society of Fellows, Harvard University. Her research and teaching examine the history of mathematics and computing. Stephanie is working on a book titled After Math: Reasoning, Proving, and Computing in the Postwar United States, that explores transformations in the character of mathematical knowledge and practice that accompanied the introduction of computers to the work of proof, long considered a unique and exemplary feat of human reasoning. Stephanie will join us in July 2017.
Sebastián Gil-Riaño holds a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, and is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Sydney. His research and teaching examine the history of how scientific conceptions of human diversity have been assembled and contested and how the categories of race and sex become involved in the formation of knowledge and the making up of human identities. Sebastian is completing a book titled Redemptive Journeys: Anti-Racism in Science During the Global Twentieth Century, which traces the transnational history of how scientists from Latin America, Australasia, Europe and North America overturned rigid biological conceptions of ‘race’ and crafted alternative sociocultural conceptions of human difference. Sebastián will join us in July 2016.