Graduate Student

Entered 2013

330 Claudia Cohen Hall
Monday, 11:30-12:30 Wednesday, 12-2



B.A., Swarthmore College

Research Interests

I am currently working on a project about the history of the American South as a particularly atechnological, unindustrialized region, looking at the way the South was imagined as a backward space through the history of capital flight, industrialization, and deindustrialization; massive changes to the landscapes of the Appalachian highlands; and the way technological spectacle was used to define and disassemble regional distinction from steel and textile factory towns to megaengineering and the 1982 Knoxville World's Fair.

Interests, briefly: history of technology, environment, & labor; industrialization, deindustrialization, and region; radical critiques of technology & efficiency and their place in the history of technology; science & technology on the shop floor; technical writing & print cultures of technology; race, gender, and technical authority; engineering studies; popular science & everyday technology; pseudosciences and reception history of science; history of museums; 19th-20thc. U.S. & U.S. South; public history & museum studies; community heritage & memory; peanuts (theory & practice)

Courses Taught

STSC 001, Emergence of Modern Science, Fall 2014

HSOC 145, Comparative Medicine, Spring 2015

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