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Welcome to Ramah McKay, Assistant Professor

The Department welcomes Ramah McKay as our new assistant professor. 

New graduate students

Welcome to our new graduate students who will be joining us in Fall 2015!

Ikenna Achilihu
Sumiko Hatakeyama
Sara Meloni
Lois Rosson

Lisa Ruth Rand receives NASA and PACHS fellowships

Congratulations to Doctoral Student Lisa Ruth Rand who has received

NASA Fellowship in the History of Space Technology

and also

Dissertation Writing Fellowship from the Consortium for the History of Science,Technology, and Medicine (

Peter Collopy wins Mellon Fellowship

For the 2015-2016 academic year, Peter Collopy will be a Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Digital Humanities Program at the University of Southern California. The program’s website is at

Marissa Mika wins AAHM Shryock Medal

Doctoral student Marissa Mika has won this year's Shryock Medal, given by the American Association for the History of Medicine, for an essay called "Surviving Experiments: Burkitt's lymphoma research in Idi Amin's Uganda."

Rising HSOC senior wins CURF award

Rising HSOC Senior Perry Goffner '16 has been selected to receive a Spring 2015 The Louis H Castor, M.D., C’48 Undergraduate Research Grant from the College Alumni Society for his research project under Prof. Linker, “WW Keen's Defense of Vivisection and its Effect on the Professionalization of Surgery.”

HSOC grad Amobiye Nkromah wins Ronald J. Caridi Award

Amobiye Nkromah has been awarded the  Ronald J. Caridi Award.

This prize is awarded annually to the College of Liberal and Professional Studies graduate who best exemplifies the uncompromising commitment to scholarship, hard work, and the life of the mind which the late Ronald J. Caridi embodied and shared with so many.

Congratulations to HSOC & STSC honors students

The following seniors have earned honors in the major, completing the honors program with their presentations at Senior Symposium on May 1st.

Science, Technology and Society:

Paul Marett
Hillel Neumark
Emma Schad

Health & Societies

Jacquelyn Andrews
Zayna Bakizada
Emma Biegacki
Emmanuel Cordova
Caroline Kee
Ellen Kim
Gabriella Meltzer
Danielle Mohabir
Katie Sgarro

Heidi Voskuhl receives Barzun Prize

Heidi Voskuhl received the 2014 Jacques Barzun Prize in Cultural History from the American Philosophical Society for her book,  Androids in the Enlightenment (University of Chicago Press, 2013), at their April 2015 awards ceremony.


Whitney Laemmli receives ACLS/Mellon Fellowship

Whitney Laemmli has received an ACLS/Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellowship for 2015-2016.