Professor

Janice and Julian Bers Professor of History and Sociology of Science

364 Claudia Cohen Hall
By appt.

Phone

215-898-2271

Education

Ph.D., Cornell University
M.S., Cornell University
B.S., University of Texas at Austin

Lindee has been  Visiting Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore;  Visiting Professor, Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation (IDEC), Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan;  Associate Dean for the Social Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences; and Department Chair.  Lindee is currently Chair of the Board of the Consortium for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, which successfully matched its NEH challenge grant and has a new endowment; and she is Diversity Search Adviser for the Social Sciences in Penn's School of Arts and Sciences.  She now has a book manuscript under review at Harvard University Press, Rational Fog,  and is developing a co-edited volume with Warwick Anderson, with a working title of  Oceanic Genealogies:Pacific Currents in the History of Human Genetics.  In November 2017, she was Ship's Historian for a Lindblad cruise of the Galapagos Islands. 

Research Interests

Genetics and genomics
Cold War science
Warfare and science

Selected Work

Scholarly Commons Page 

"Survivors and Scientists: Hiroshima, Fukushima and the Radiation Effects Research Foundation, 1975-2014." Social Studies of Science Vol. 46.2 (2016): 184-2014. [article pdf attached below]

“Human genetics after the bomb: Archives, clinics, proving grounds and board rooms"   2016 Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 55: 45-53.

"Patrons of the Human Experience: A History of the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, 1941-2016," co-authored with Joanna Radin.  Current Anthropology Vol. 57, Supplement 14 (October 2016): S218-S301. [article pdf attached below]

Santos, R.V.; Lindee, S. and Souza, V.S. "Varieties of the primitive: Human biological diversity studies in Cold War Brazil (1962-1970)." American Anthropologist, December 2014.  With commentary by Jonathan Marks and Lila Moritz Schwarcz. “In Focus: Culture, Politics and Imagined  Genetic Communities in Brazil” Vol. 116.4: 723-745.    

“Performing anger: H.J. Muller, James V. Neel, and radiation risk.”  In Bernd Gausemeier, Staffan Muller-Wille and Edmund Ramsden, eds., Human Heredity in the Twentieth Century.  2013, London, Pickering and Chatto, 205-215.   

“Map Your Own Genes: The DNA Experience.” 2013,  In Sheldon Krimsky and Jeremy Gruber, ed., Genetic Explanations: Sense and Nonsense  Cambridge: Harvard University Press. 186-200.

 “The Biological Anthropology of Living Human Populations: World Histories, National Styles and International Networks,”  Co-editor, with the Brazilian anthropologist Ricardo Ventura Santos of a special issue bsed on our March 2010 conference.  Current Anthropology Vol. 53, Supplement 5 (2012): S3-S16.  [article pdf attached below]

http://www.wennergren.org/news/wenner-gren-symposium-held-brazil

Susan Lindee and Rebecca Mueller, 2011. Is Cystic Fibrosis Genetic Medicine’s canary?  Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, Vol. 54, No. 2, Summer 2011, pp.  316-331.

“Experimental Wounds: Science and Violence in Mid-Century America” 2011. In Susan Smith, ed., “Health Legacies:  Militarization, Health, and Society” Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, v. 39.1: 8-20.   

Moments of Truth in Genetic Medicine 2005  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. 

Genetic Nature/Culture: Anthropology and Science Beyond the Two Culture Divide With Alan Goodman and Deborah Heath, edited volume from a Wenner-Gren Foundation Symposium.  University of California Press, 2003. 

The DNA mystique: The gene as a cultural icon with Dorothy Nelkin.  2004. New edition, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.  Originally, 1995, New York: W.H. Freeman.  Translations: Japanese, 1997; French 1998. 

Suffering Made Real: American Science and the Survivors at Hiroshima Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994.  

Teaching Fields

American science
history of genetics
gender and science
science and popular culture
science and war

Attachment

Faculty Bookshelf