Curriculum Vitae

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(last updated May 2018)

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EDUCATION

Ph.D. Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science, University of Chicago, 2018 (expected). Robert J. Richards, adviser.

  • Dissertation: The Forgotten Founder of Quantum Mechanics: The Science and Politics of Physicist Pascual Jordan, 1902–1980

M.A. History, University of Chicago, 2013.

B.A. History, with Honors, Princeton University, 2011.

PUBLICATIONS

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

“Big Science, Nazified? Pascual Jordan, Adolf Meyer-Abich, and the Abortive Scientific Journal Physis,” Isis 109, no. 4 (forthcoming December 2018).

Book Reviews

Review of Jan Rüger and Nikolaus Wachsmann, eds, Rewriting German History: New Perspectives on Modern Germany, H-Net Online, 2017. Available online here.

SELECTED GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, January-August 2016.

Graduate Research Scholarship, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), 2015-2016.

Five-Year Graduate Fellowship, Division of the Social Sciences, University of Chicago, 2012-2018 (on reserve 2015-2016).

Horace H. Wilson ’25 Senior Thesis Prize for Best Thesis in the Field of History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, History Department, Princeton University, 2011.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS AND INVITED TALKS 

October 2017: “‘An Unbelievably Queer Duck’: The Physicist Pascual Jordan and his Stammer,” presented as part of panel co-organized with Katya Motyl, “Marking the Other: Speech, Archetype and Deviance in Europe, 1900-1960,” German Studies Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta.

September 2017: “Denazification in Postwar German Physics: The Case of Pascual Jordan,” Physical Sciences Working Group, Consortium for History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, Philadelphia.

July 2017: “An Unlikely Collaboration: The Geopolitical Context of Pascual Jordan’s Eponymous Algebra,” Global Mathematics Symposium, 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

November 2016: “Biophysics in the Third Reich: The Curious Case of Physis,” History of Science Society Annual Meeting, Atlanta.

June 2016: “Pascual Jordan, the Göttingen Eighteen, and the 1957 West German Elections,” University of Cambridge, History and Philosophy of Science Reading Group.

April 2016: “Pascual Jordan, the Göttingen Eighteen, and the 1957 West German Elections,” American Institute of Physics Early-Career Conference for Historians of the Physical Sciences, Annapolis, Maryland.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

University of Chicago, Instructor

Spring 2017: Scientists and the Political Sphere in Six Germanys, 1871-Present (self-designed)

University of Chicago, Teaching Assistant

Spring 2015: Science, Culture, and Society in Western Civilization III: Modern Science

Winter 2015: Science, Culture, and Society in Western Civilization III: History of Medicine I

Fall 2014: Science, Culture, and Society in Western Civilization II

DEPARTMENTAL SERVICE

Organizer, Nuclear Reactions Lecture Series (commemorating 75th anniversary of first artificial nuclear reactor), 2017

Departmental Representative, Social Sciences Graduate Activities Committee, 2013-2015

LANGUAGES

German, near-fluent reading and speaking

Russian, first-year reading