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New Faculty Spotlight: Jessica Ratcliff

Assistant Professor, Jessica Ratcliff, joined the department in August, 2016 from Yale-NUS College in Singapore. Professor Ratcliff's research focuses on the history of science and technology, specializing in Britain and the British Empire. A current project looks at the British East India Company as an institution of science by tracing the Company’s efforts to collect, organize, and utilize information about Asia.

In the Spring 2017 semester, Professor Ratcliff will be teaching a first-year writing seminar on "Global Darwin", along with STS 6061: Science, Technology and Capitalism. 

Click here to read an interview the College of Arts & Sciences conducted with Professor Ratcliff back in August.

Faculty Publication Spotlight

Assistant Profesor, Rebecca Slayton's book, Arguments that Count: Physics, Computing, and Missile Defense 1949-2012, won the 2015 Computer History Museum Book Prize.

The prize is “awarded to the author of an outstanding book in the history of computing broadly conceived, published during the prior three years.” The prize citation reads: “Rebecca Slayton’s Arguments that Count advances the history of computing in several significant ways."

Click here to learn more about the prize, or click the link above to learn more about Professor Slayton.