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Welcome new faculty: Stephanie Dick and Sebastián Gil-Riaño

The History and Sociology of Science Department

is pleased to announce

the addition of two new members to its faculty:

Stephanie Dick

Sebastián Gil-Riaño

New Graduate Students - Fall 2016

Welcome to our new graduate students!

Cameron Brinitzer

Austin Cooper

Christopher Fite

Zachary Loeb

Leah Samples

Newly minted PhDs: Alam and Messac

Congratulations to our newly minted PhDs, Eram Alam and Luke Messac, who defended their dissertations this week!

Kristoffer Whitney (Ph.D. 2012) Wins Edge Prize from 4S

Congratulations to Kristoffer Whitney (Ph.D. 2012) who just won the David Edge Prize from 4S (Society for Social Studies of Science) for his 2014 article "Domesticating nature? Surveillance and conservation of migratory shorebirds in the ‘Atlantic Flyway’". Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 45: 78–87.

HSS Graduate Students: Postdocs, Fellowships and Prizes

Congratulatons to our graduate students who have been awarded postdoctoral positions, fellowships and prizes!


Eram Alam will be the 2016-2017 postdoctoral fellow for the Penn Program on Race, Science & Society.

Whitney Laemmli will be a postdoctoral fellow with the Columbia University Society of Fellows in the Humanities for 2016-2019.

Undergraduates: Awards and Prizes

Julie Bittar '16: Gaylord P. Harnwell Award

Kelly Bridges '16: Society of the College Prize (STSC Senior Thesis), STSC Honors

Joia Brosco '16: Phi Beta Kappa, HSOC Honors, Rhodes finalist

Lucia Calthorpe '16: Gates-Cambridge Fellowship, Dean's Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa, HSOC Honors

Grace Chang '16: Phi Beta Kappa

Emma Chessen '16: Society of the College Prize (HSOC Senior Thesis), HSOC Honors

Imran Cronk '16: HSOC Honors

Phi Beta Kappa

Congratulations to the newest Phi Beta Kappa inductees, all from the class of 2016:

Joia Brosco
Lucia Calthorpe
Grace Chang
Chloe Getrajdman
Eileen Wang

Senior Honors Theses

The following students are receiving honors in the major for writing a senior thesis.  They presented their research and research posters at our annual Senior Symposium on April 18th.

In Science, Technology and Society:
Kelly Bridges,
“Climate Change, Scheduled Casters And Scheduled Tribes: Analyzing Socioeconomic And Climate Change Vulnerabilities Amongst Female Farmers In Rural Madhya Pradesh”

In Health and Societies: