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Department of Science and Technology Studies

Cornell University Cornell University Cornell University Science and Technology Studies

Margaret W. Rossiter


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Margaret W. Rossiter

Professor
Marie Underhill Noll Professor of History of Science
Department of Science & Technology Studies

rossiteremail: mwr4@cornell.edu
phone: 607-255-2545
room: 331 Rockefeller Hall


Office Hours, Spring 2014:
 
By appointment

Education:

  • Ph.D., Yale University

  • M.Phil., Yale University

  • M.S., University of Wisconsin, Madison

  • A.B., Radcliffe College

Graduate Fields:

  • Science & Technology Studies
  • Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Awards and Distinctions:

MacArthur Prize Fellowship, 1989-1994

Research Interests

History of Women in Science

Recent Courses Taught

  • Fall 2014 - (STS 2331) Agriculture, History, and Society:  From Squanto to Biotechnology
    MWF: 12:20-1:10, 3 Credits

  • Fall 2014 - (STS 4221) New York Women
    T: 12:20-2:15, 4 Credits

  • Spring 2014 - (STS 4331) Global History of Science & Technology
    T: 12:20-2:15, 4 Credits

  • Spring 2014- (STS 4441) Historical Issues of Gender and Science
    W: 12:20-2:15, 4 Credits

  • Fall 2013 - (STS 2331) Agriculture, History, and Society: From Squanto to Biotechnology
    MWF: 12:20-1:10, 3 Credits

  • Fall 2013 - (STS 4321) Lives of Scientists and Engineers
    T: 12:20-2:15, 4 Credits

  • Spring 2013 - (STS 4441) Historical Issues of Gender and Science
    W: 12:20-2:15, 4 Credits

  • Spring 2013 - (STS 7004) Special Topics, Topic 4: History of Science in America since 1950
    T: 12:20-2:15, 4 Credits

  • Fall 2012 - (STS 2331) Agriculture, History, and Society: From Squanto to Biotechnology
    MWF: 12:20-1:10, 3 Credits
  • Fall 2012 - (4221) New York Women
    T: 12:20-2:15, 4 Credits
  • Spring 2011 - (STS 4321) Lives of Scientists and Engineers
    T: 12:20-2:15, 3 Credits

  • Spring 2011 - (STS 4441) Historical Issues of Gender and Science
    W: 12:20-2:15, 4 Credits

  • Fall 2010 - (STS 2331) Agriculture, History, and Society: From Squanto to Biotechnology
    MWF: 12:20-1:10, 3 Credits

  • Fall 2010 - (STS 4221) New York Women
    T: 12:20-2:15, 4 Credits

  • Spring 2010 - (STS 4331) International History of Science
    T: 12:20-2:15, 4 Credits

  • Spring 2010 - (STS 4441) Historical Issues of Gender and Science
    W: 12:20-2:15, 4 Credits

Selected Publications

  • Women Scientists in America: Forging a New World Since 1972.  Baltimore, MD:  Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012. 

  • Catching Up with the Vision, Essays on the Occasion of the 75th Anniversary of the Founding of the History of Science Society. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999, special supplement to Isis, Volume 90. 

  • Women Scientists in America: Before Affirmative Action, 1940-1972.  Baltimore, MD:  Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995.

  • Science at Harvard, 1636-1945, with Clark Elliott, eds.  Bethlehem, PA:  Lehigh University Press, 1992.

  • Historical Writing on American Science, with Sally Gregory Kohlstedt, eds. Baltimore, MD:  Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986.  Originally published as Osiris, 2nd series, 1, 1985.

  • Women Scientists in America, Struggles and Strategies to 1940 Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1982; paperback, 1984.

  • The Emergence of Agricultural Science--Justus Liebig and the Americans, 1840-1880.  New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1975.

  • "Centaurus Spotlight: Using the Past to Enhance the Future: Introduction." Centaurus, vol. 54, no. 3, August 2012.

  • "A Twisted Tale: Women in the Physical Sciences in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries," The Cambridge History of Science, Vol. 5 (Mary Jo Nye, ed.).  Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2003, pp. 54-71.