Faculty Members and Their Research Interests

Anna Agathangelou
Associate Member
Associate Professor
Department of Politics
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Research Interests
International Relations; governance; international feminist political economy; science and technology studies; feminist/postocolonial/decolonial thought; time and temporality in world politics; poetics of decolonization; reconstruction post-conflict; financial crisis; contemporary critical security studies; race and racism; EU and peripheral regional powers (i.e., Cyprus, Greece, Turkey, MENA region).


Naomi Adelson
BA (McGill), MA (McMaster), Phd (McGill)
Professor
Department of Anthropology
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Research Interests
Medical anthropology; Canadian aboriginal health; the body and technological representations.


Steve Alsop
BSc, BEd (London), PhD (Surrey)
Professor
Faculty of Education
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Research Interests
Science and technology education; the profit motive and science; science, technology, sustainability and globalization; critical place based education.


Katharine Anderson
BA (McGill), MA (Massaschussetts), PhD (Northwestern)
Associate Professor
Division of Humanities
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Research Interests
History of 19th-century sciences; environmental sciences; science and public life.


Pat Armstrong
BA (Toronto), MA, PhD (Carleton)
Professor
Department of Sociology
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Research Interests
Sociology of health and illness; Canadian health care; women and health.


Steven Bailey
AB (Bard), MA (Iowa State), MA (Bowling Green), PhD (Illinois)
Associate Professor
Division of Humanities
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Research Interests
Technology and philosophy; identity in the digital age; technology and popular culture.


Melanie Baljko
BA (Waterloo), MSc, PhD (Toronto)
Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
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Research Interests
Design and evaluation methodologies for interactive digital media; identity and discourse in computer-mediated contexts (social media, discussion fora); design and representation of assistive Technology (technologies intended to assist those with disabilities).


Kean Birch
Graduate Program Director (2017-2020)
MA, MSc (Edinburgh), PhD (Oxford Brookes)
Associate Professor
Department of Geography
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Research Interests
Political economy of technoscience; financing technoscience; innovation and rentiership; neoliberal technoscience; biofuels, biotechnology and the emerging bioeconomy; infrastructure and socio-material systems; innovation systems and policy; open science.


Tina Young Choi
AB (Harvard), MA, PhD (California)
Associate Professor
Department of English
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Research Interests
19th–century British science; history of medicine; history of the body and sexuality.


Stéphane Couture
BSc (Sherbrooke), MA (UQAM), PhD (UQAM and Télécom ParisTech)
Assistant Professor
School of Translation, Bilingual Program in Communications
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Research Interests
Values in technological design; digital cultures and policies; internet governance; software and code studies


Kathryn Denning
BA, MA (McMaster), PhD (Sheffield)
Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology
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Research Interests
The archaeology of the zoo; cultural evolution; extraterrestrial life.


Denielle Elliott
BA (Victoria), MA (MUN), PhD (SFU)
Associate Professor
Department of Social Sciences
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Research Interests
Anthropology of biosciences; colonial and postcolonial medicine; biopolitics; ethnography.


James Elwick
BA (Western), MPhil (Cantab), MA, PhD (Toronto)
Assistant Professor
Department of Science and Technology Studies
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Research Interests
History and philosophy of biology; history and sociology of science education; Victorian science.


Matthew Farish
Adjunct Member
BA, PhD (UBC)
Associate Professor
Department of Geography and Program in Planning
University of Toronto
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Research Interests
Militarism and militarization; 20th-century American science; biopolitics; historical geography and environmental history.


Leesa Fawcett
BSc (Guelph), MES, PhD (York)
Associate Professor
Faculty of Environmental Studies
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Research Interests
Science and environmental studies; human and animal relations; eco–feminism.


Christopher Green
BA (Bishop’s), MA (SFU), PhD (Toronto)
Professor
Department of Psychology
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Research Interests
History of psychology, especially USA 1870–1930; influences of evolutionary theory and statistics on psychology; electronic scholarship.


Jan Hadlaw
BFA, MA (Concordia), PhD (SFU)
Associate Professor
Department of Design
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Research Interests
Modern communications technology; design and representation of technologies; social imaginaries of time and space; 20th-century Canadian design and nationalism.


Ernst Hamm
BA (UBC), MA, PhD (Toronto)
Associate Professor
Department of Science and Technology Studies
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Research Interests
Enlightenment and Romantic science; history of earth and environmental sciences; Goethe's science; and the relationship of the natural and the human sciences.


Jagdish Hattiangadi
BA (Bombay), MA (London), PhD (Princeton)
Professor
Department of Philosophy
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Research Interests
Philosophy of science; induction and scientific method; the mind as scientific object.


Edward Jones–Imhotep
BA (York), PhD (Harvard)
Associate Professor
Department of History
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Research Interests
Modern technology; modern physics; science, technology and identity; 20th-century Canadian science.


Leslie Korrick
BA (Carleton), MA, MPhil, PhD (Toronto)
Associate Professor
Fine Arts Cultural Studies
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Research Interests
Science and Renaissance music; the cabinet of curiosities and collecting.


Kenton Kroker
BA (Victoria), MA, PhD (Toronto)
Associate Professor & Chair
Department of Science and Technology Studies

Co-editor of the Canadian Bulletin of Medical History / Bulletin canadien d'histoire de la médecine/
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Research Interests
20th-century medicine; sleep research; epidemics; history of psychology.


Bernard Lightman
BA, MA (York), PhD (Brandeis)
Professor
Division of Humanities
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Research Interests
19th-century British science; science and popular culture; science and religion.


Aryn Martin
BscH (Queens), MES (York), MA, PhD (Cornell)
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
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Research Interests
Social and historical studies of biomedicine; genetics and identity; feminist theory; chimerism and microchimerism.


Dan McArthur
BA, MA (Carleton), PhD (Ottawa)
Associate Professor
Department of Philosophy
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Research Interests
Philosophy of science, especially topics in the philosophy of physics relating to the Realism Question; applied ethics topics relating to scientific practice, new technologies and technology policy, especially topics relating to the application of the Precautionary Principle.


Hélène Mialet
MA (Sorbonne Paris 1), PhD (Sorbonne Paris 1 and Ecole Supérieure des Mines de Paris)
Assistant Professor
Department of Science and Technology Studies
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Research Interests
Philosophy and sociology of science; cognition, subjectivity, human-machine interaction; body and self.


Michelle Murphy
Adjunct Member
BA (Toronto), PhD (Harvard)
Associate Professor
Department of History
University of Toronto
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Research Interests
Biopolitics; feminist and postcolonial technoscience studies; histories of value, sex, race, and environment.


Natasha Myers
BSc (McGill), MES (York), PhD (MIT)
Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology
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Research Interests
Anthropology of science; feminist science studies; scientific visualization; modes of embodiment in technoscience.


Eric Mykhalovskiy
BA (Western), BA, MA, PhD (York)
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
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Research Interests
Biomedical knowledge; HIV/AIDS; evidence–based medicine; public health.


Roxanne Mykitiuk
Associate Member
BA (Alberta), LLB (Toronto), LLM, JSD (Columbia), of the Bar of Alberta
Associate Professor
Osgoode Hall Law School
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Research Interests
Genetic and reproductive technologies; legal regulation; feminist and critical disability perspectives.


Elizabeth Neswald
Adjunct Member
BA (Johns Hopkins), MA, PhD (Humboldt)
Associate Professor
Department of History
Brock University
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Research Interests
History of thermodynamics (19th– to early 20th-century); history of nutrition physiology (19th– to early 20th-century); material cultures of science and technology; science in 19th–century Ireland; science in 19th–century Germany.


David Pantalony
Adjunct Member
BA, Hons(Queen's), MA, PhD (Toronto)
Curator, Physical Sciences and Medicine
Canada Science and Technology Museum
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Research Interests
History of scientific instruments; history of medicine; museums.


Michael Pettit
BA (King’s and Dalhousie), PhD (Toronto)
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
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Research Interests
History of the human sciences; biopolitics; gender, race, and sexuality in science.


Alexandra Rutherford
BSc (Toronto), MA, PhD (York)
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
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Research Interests
20th-century American psychology; women and feminism in psychology; behavioral technologies; behaviorism and American culture.


Jan Sapp
BSc (Dalhousie), MSc, PhD (Montreal)
Professor
Department of Biology
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Research Interests
History of the biological sciences.


Marlene Shore
BA (Toronto), MA (UBC), PhD (Toronto)
Associate Professor
Department of History
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Research Interests
Modern cultural history; modern North American psychology; history of the human sciences.


Ann B. Shteir
Member Emerita
BA (Douglass), PhD (Rutgers)
Professor Emerita
Department of Humanities
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Research Interests
Gender and science; science and cultural history; women, botany, natural history; 18th- to 19th-century British botany.


Zbigniew Stachniak
Associate Member
MSc, PhD (Wroslaw)
Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
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Research Interests
History of microcomputing; history of computing and information technologies in Canada; computing and society; artificial intelligence.


Joan Steigerwald
BA, BA (Manitoba), PhD (King's College, London)
Associate Professor
Division of Humanities
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Research Interests
History of the life sciences: 18th-century science; German idealism and Romanticism; figural representations of nature; epistemology of experiment and technology.


Nell Tenhaaf
Associate Member
BFA, MFA (Concordia), DipEd (McGill)
Associate Professor
Department of Visual Arts
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Research Interests
Art and biotechnology; women, art, and technology.


Thomas Teo
Mag. Rer. Nat., PhD (Vienna)
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
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Research Interests
Philosophy and science; science and race; human sciences.


Peter Vandergeest
Associate Member
BSc (Waterloo), MS, PhD (Cornell)
Associate Professor
Department of Geography
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Research Interests
Fisheries and forestry governance; alternative agriculture; history of scientific forestry in Southeast Asia.


Byron Wall
Member Emerita
BA (Drew), MA, PhD (Toronto)
Senior Lecturer
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
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Research Interests
History of mathematics; 19th-century logic and probability.


Lorna Weir
Associate Member
BA (McGill), MA, PhD (York)
Professor
Department of Sociology
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Research Interests
Health and social theory; securitizing of the life sciences; biopolitics; global public health surveillance.