Recent Graduates

Graduated PhD Students

Bernhard Isopp (PhD 2018) "Mediating Public Science: Experts, Politics, and Climate Change in the News Media in Canada"
Supervisor: Prof Steve Alsop

Dorian Deshauer (PhD 2018) "Inventing Psychiatric Drug Maintenance"
Supervisor: Prof Kenton Kroker

Eleanor Louson (PhD 2018) "Never Before Seen: Spectacle, Staging, and Story in Wildlife Film's Blue-Chip Renaissance"
Supervisor: Prof Katharine Anderson

Julia Gruson-Wood (PhD 2018) “I’m a Juggling Robot: An Ethnography of the Organization and Culture of Autism-Based Applied Behaviour Therapies in Ontario, Canada”
Supervisor: Prof Eric Mykhalovskiy

Jordan Bimm (PhD 2018) "Anticipating the Astronaut: Subject Formation in Early American Space Medicine, 1949-1959"
Supervisor: Prof Edward Jones-Imhotep

Yana Boeva (PhD 2018) "Break, Make, Retake: Interrogating the Social and Historical Dimensions of Making as a Design Practice"
Supervisor: Prof Edward Jones-Imhotep

Jeffrey Wajsberg (PhD 2018) "Nearly Perfect: Notes on the Failures of Salvage Linguistics"
Supervisor: Prof Mike Pettit

Jason Grier (PhD 2018) "Navigation, Commercial Exchange and the Problem of Long-Distance Control in England and the English East India Company, 1673-1755"
Supervisor: Prof Ernie Hamm

Bretton Fosbrook (PhD 2017) "How Scenarios Became Corporate Strategies: Alternative Futures and Uncertainty in Strategic Management"
Supervisor: Prof Edward Jones-Imhotep

Nanna Kaaland (PhD 2017) "From science in the Arctic to Arctic science: a transnational study of Arctic travel narratives, 1818-1883"
Supervisor: Prof Bernard Lightman

Duygu Kasdogan (PhD 2017) "Potentiating Algae, Modernizing Bioeconomies: Algal Biofuels, Bioenergy Economies, and Built Ecologies in the United States and Turkey"
Supervisor: Prof Natasha Myers

Alasdair McMillan (PhD 2016) “Mediated Cognition: Information Technologies and the Sciences of Mind"
Supervisor: Prof Edward Jones-Imhotep

Benjamin Mitchell (PhD 2016) “Dancing in chains: A History of Friedrich Nietzsche's Physiological Relativism"
Supervisor: Prof Joan Steigerwald

Graduated MA Students

Melissa Banyard (MA 2018) “Reflections on Design alongside Nonverbal Children and Proxies”
Supervisor: Prof Melanie Baljko

Sarah English (MA 2018) “Design Ethics in the User Experience (UX) Industry”
Supervisor: Prof Hélène Mialet

Yousif Hassan (MA 2018) “The Politics of Sharing: The Sociotechnical Imaginaries of Digital Platforms”
Supervisor: Prof Stéphane Couture

Merle Davis Matthews (MA 2018) “Researching Extraction, Refusing Extractive Research”
Supervisor: Prof Natasha Myers

Steven Umbrello (MA 2018) "Safe-(for whom?)-by-design: Adopting a Posthumanist Ethics for Technology Design"
Supervisor: Prof Daniel McArthur

Michael Laurentius (MA 2016) “A postmodern nation?: Reframing the Classical Modernist Narrative Through Canadian Cold War Technological Projects”
Supervisor: Prof Edward Jones-Imhotep

Amanda Lee Tully (MA 2016) “How the Athlete Became Post-Human: A Post-WWII History of Cybernetics and Sport at Ohio State University"
Supervisor: Prof Edward Jones-Imhotep

Adam Pez (MA 2016) “The Machinery of Freedom: Neoliberalism in Cryptocurrency Infrastructures”
Supervisor: Prof Edward Jones-Imhotep

Robert Guay (MA 2016) "Socio-Technical Imaginaries of (Personal) Big Data: Privacy, Regulation, and Commercialization in the USA and EU"
Supervisor: Prof Kean Birch

Nathan Crain (MA 2015) "Essence and Obsolescence: Martin Heidegger’s Outsider Critique of Technology"
Supervisor: Prof Edward Jones-Imhotep

Lindsay Small (MA 2015) "Space Museums: Technical and Cultural Considerations"
Supervisor: Prof Steve Alsop

Steve Cornwell (MA 2015) "Vibrant projects, vibrant resistance: Understanding opposition to major energy projects through effective and affective prescriptions"
Supervisor: Prof Steve Alsop

William Atkinson (MA 2015) "Help Thou my Belief:  Roots and Branches of Scientistic Atheism"
Supervisor: Prof Bernard Lightman

Mark Marshall (MA 2015) "Canadian Science Underground: the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory Experiment and the 'Missing Solar Neutrino Problem'"
Supervisor: Prof Edward Jones-Imhotep

Roula Faraj (MA 2015) "What Did Mathematics Do to Physics? Redux - Constructivist Epistemology, Ontology and the Quantification of Space"
Supervisor: Prof Bernard Lightman

Tyler Hnatuk (MA 2015) "Classification and the Human Sciences in the Early History of the Huronia Regional Centre"
Supervisor: Prof Mike Pettit

Alexis Beckett (MA 2014) "Recalled to life: The afterlife performances of animal specimens in museums"
Supervisor: Prof Steve Alsop

Edward Fenner (MA 2014) “Smashing Atoms and Expectations: Entrepreneurial Science and the Dawn of Publicly Funded High-Tech Venture Capital at Robert J. Van de Graaff’s High Voltage Engineering Corporation”
Supervisor: Prof Katharine Anderson

Alexander Gatien (MA 2014) “From Operations Research to Systems Analysis: The Science of War in the United Kingdom and the United States 1936-1961: The Science of Warfare and the Power of Numbers”
Supervisor: Prof Edward Jones-Imhotep

Erin Grosjean (2014) “Intersections at the Body Farm: The Anthropology Research Facility as a Trading Zone”
Supervisor: Prof Kenton Kroker

Serena Naim (MA 2014) “Disabling Bodies: Disabling Normalities”
Supervisor: Prof Eric Mykhalovskiy

Lina Pinto Garcia (MA 2014) “Cutaneous leishmaniasis and the Colombian armed conflict: other shades of violence”
Supervisor: Prof Eric Mykhalovskiy

Adam Taves (MA 2014) “Canadian Scholarly Societies in the History and Philosophy of Science”
Supervisor: Prof Kenton Kroker

Micah Anshan (MA 2013) "Evidence-Based' or Based on Evidence?: Assessing the Debate over Canada's Harm-reduction Evaluations"
Supervisor: Prof Eric Mykhalovskiy

James Fensom (MA 2013) "The Samplescape: the DJ-producer's contributing role of constructing hyperschizophonia in the music industry through a sought-after live performance and digital sampling technologies"
Supervisor: Prof Richard Jarrell

Loren Husband (MA 2013) "Let’s Unmask Mental Illness Awareness Week, Now!
Self-Stigma and Cultivations of Self in Canada’s First National, Mental Health, Anti-Stigma Campaign"
Supervisor: Prof Mike Pettit

Parandis Khavari (MA 2013) "The Implications of the Discovery of Extraterrestrial on Abrahamic Religions"
Supervisor: Prof Bernie Lightman

Callum Sutherland (MA 2013) "The Fraser River: Where Epistemologies Collide"
Supervisor: Prof Richard Jarrell

Michael Bouchey (MA 2012) "Sustainable Space Development"
Supervisor: Prof Kathryn Denning

Brittney Fosbrook (MA 2012) "Locating the Future: Disruptive Technologies and Breakthrough Philanthropy in Silicon Valley"
Supervisor: Prof Natasha Myers

Richard Gignac (MA 2012) "Thomas Szasz and Anti-Psychiatric Sentiment in 20th Century America"
Supervisor: Prof Kenton Kroker

Mohammadreza Nikdehghan (MA 2012) "Expert and Lay Dynamics in Canadian Cancer Research Funding"
Supervisor: Prof Darrin Durant

Douglas Paul (MA 2012) "The Public's Understanding of Technology and the Cell Phone"
Supervisor: Prof Steve Alsop

Shivrang Setlur (MA 2012) "Making India Smart: Regimes of Testing and Technical Education in India's Planned Modernization"
Supervisor: Prof Michael Pettit

David Larocque (MA 2011) "Canadian Health Science: A Contemporary Account of Federal Health Research Strategies Using a Big Science Framework"
Supervisor: Prof Richard Jarrell

Raymond MacKinnon (MA 2011) "Seeing Red: Modern Mythologies of Mars in American Space Exploration"
Supervisor: Prof Kathryn Denning

Christina Mills (MA 2011) "Too Much, Too Little, or Just Right?: How Sex Addiction Discourse Contributes to the Medicalization of Variations in Sexual Desire"
Supervisor: Prof Alexandra Rutherford

Danielle Pacey (MA 2011) "Eugen Steinach's "Kampf der Gonaden" (1919): The Heterogeneity of Kampf Language in the Early Twentieth–Century Central European Life Sciences"
Supervisor: Prof Michael Pettit

Jordan Bimm (MA 2010) "Reliable Bodies, Aeromedical Dreams: A History of American Space Medicine: 1948-1964"
Supervisor: Prof Edward Jones–Imhotep

Aidin Keikhaee (MA 2010) "Hygiene: the Crossroads of Politics, Science, and Religion. A History of Modern Hygiene in Iran"
Supervisor: Prof Kenton Kroker

Amy Teitel (MA 2010) "By Land or By Sea: Splashdown and Land Landings at NASA in the 1960's"
Supervisor: Prof Richard Jarrell