Employment

University of Chicago

2015-

Postdoctoral Fellow, Conceptual & Historical Studies of Science, Department of History

Education

Columbia University

Ph.D., July 2015

Dissertation (supervised by Sam Moyn):  Biology and the Philosophy of History in Mid-Twentieth-Century France

M. Phil., May 2011

M.A., May 2010

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science 

Predoctoral Research Fellow, 2011-12

Reed College

B.A., History (Phi Beta Kappa), 2007

Thesis: Postwar Capitalism and the Left: Making the Present History

Selected Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

Faculty Research Grant, University of Chicago Center in Paris, Spring 2018

Dartmouth History Institute Fellow, Summer 2017

Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowship, 2014-2015

Core Curriculum Preceptor in Contemporary Civilization, Columbia University, 2013-2014

DAAD Research Grant, Fall 2012

Georges Lurcy Fellowship, Spring 2012

Predoctoral Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, 2011 - 2012

Jerrold Seigel Fellowship in Intellectual and Cultural History, 2011

 

Invited Talks

"Biology, Structure, History: Cybernetics and Transdisciplinarity in France." Cybernetics and the Human Sciences. Remarque Institute. New York, December 2016.

“Causality and Scale: Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenological Natural History.” NYU Intellectual History Workshop.  New York, April 2016,

“Raymond Aron, Maurice Caullery, and the Philosophy of History.” Unusual Lives: Historicizing Life as a Problem of Knowledge. Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. Berlin, Germany, November 2014.

“Why Study Ignorance?: Science as a Problem of Knowledge.” Agnotology: Ways of Producing, Preserving and Dealing with Ignorance. Bielefeld, Germany, June 2011.

Other Papers Presented

“Between the Natural and Human Sciences: What was Structuralism?” History of Science Society Annual Meeting. Toronto, November 2017

"Disarming the Milieu: Evolution, Environment, and History in Interwar France." International Conference of Europeanists.  Glasgow, Scotland, July 2017.

"Biologies of Scale and Historical Theory." American Historical Association Annual Meeting.  Denver, January 2017.

“Biology, Structure, and Temporality in 20th-Century French Thought.” International Conference of Europeanists.  Philadelphia, April 2016.

“Raymond Ruyer, Embryology, and the History of ‘Structure’ in French Thought.” Society for French Historical Studies Annual Meeting.  Nashville, March 2016.

“Animal Environments and the Philosophy of History in France.” History of Science Society Annual Meeting.  San Francisco, November 2015. Roundtable.

“History, Heredity, Event: Raymond Aron, Georges Canguilhem and an Epistemology of Biology.” History of Science Society Annual Meeting. Boston, November 2013

“Umwelt, world, milieu: heretical reading in Heidegger, Agamben and Canguilhem.” Max Planck Institute for the History of Science.  Berlin, Germany, June 2012.

“Cell Cultures and the Specificity of Life: From Philosophy of Biology to Histories of the Organism.”  History of Science Society Annual Meeting. Phoenix, November 2009.

“ ‘Imitation of Man’: Towards a Prehistory of Man as Biogenetic Artist.” James A. Barnes Club Conference. Temple University, March 2009.

Teaching Experience

University of Chicago:

"Global Environmental Humanities." History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Science and Department of History, Fall 2017

"Science and Selfhood in Modern Europe." History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Science and Department of History, Winter 2018.

“Biology, Technology, and Politics in 20th-Century Europe.” History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Science and Department of History, Fall 2016.

“The End of History from Hegel to the Large Hadron Collider.” History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Science and Department of History, Winter 2016.

“Philosophies of Life before and after DNA.” History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Science, Fall 2015 and Winter 2017.

Columbia University: 

“Contemporary Civilization.” Core Program, Fall 2013-Spring 2014.

Teaching Assistant: Historical Theories and Methods (History); Ignorance (Biological Sciences); Modern Germany, 1900-2000 (History); Historical Origins of Human Rights (History); U.S. Intellectual History, 1865-Present (History).

Professional Service

Graduate Teaching Director, Department of History, 2010-2011.

Graduate Education Committee, Student Representative, 2009-2011.

Co-Organizer, “Biopolitics Across Borders: Ideas and Practices.” Columbia University, April 2010.

Peer Review
Modern Intellectual History
Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences