Curriculum Vitae

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(last updated December 2018)

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Ph.D. Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science, with Highest Honors, University of Chicago, 2018. 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.


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

“Big Science, Nazified? Pascual Jordan, Adolf Meyer-Abich, and the Abortive Scientific Journal Physis,” Isis 110, no. 1 (forthcoming March 2019).

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.


Visiting Scholar, Department of History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania, 2018-2019.

Fishbein Fellowship, Morris Fishbein Center for the History of Science and Medicine, University of Chicago, 2018-2019.

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.


November 2018: “Pascual Jordan, the Cold War, and Remembrance of Nazi Pasts,” presented as part of panel co-organized with Benjamin Wilson, “Usable Pasts: Historical Memory in Modern Science,” History of Science Society Annual Meeting, Seattle.

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.


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


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

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


German, near-fluent reading and speaking

Russian, first-year reading