Philosophy of biology, philosophy of medicine, Kantism and modern German philosophy, history of 18th-19th century biology, philosophy of science; Institut d'Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques, Paris
History of Science (Early Modern and 19th century), science and religion, Isaac Newton, the popularization of science, radical theology in the Early Modern period, and Millenarianism; History of Science and Technology, University of King's College, Halifax
MA1, I'm broadly interested in the history and philosophy of biology and medicine, particularly their implications for public health and the control of infectious diseases. I'm especially interested in the discovery and production of antibacterial and other antibiotic agents.
MA1, I have a broad interest in the history of science (especially physics / astronomy / cosmology), connections between science and secularism, the "limits of science," and science communication / science journalism.
PhD2, I am interested broadly in the social and cultural history of psychology and psychiatry in 20th-century North America. My dissertation research examines the history of personality testing in workplace personnel practices.
PhDU2, I'm interested in the history and philosophy of medicine. In particular, I am looking at changing models of mental illness over the twentieth century, from the psychogenic model toward a biological paradigm of psychiatry. Within that framework, I am focusing on the rhetorical role of neuroscience in circumventing some of psychiatry's core epistemological problems.
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