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Abrams, Ellen 
Dissertation Title: "Making Mathematics American: Gender, Professionalization, and Abstraction During the Growth of Mathematics in the United States, 1890-1945" (2020)
Current Location: Postdoc at the Society for the Humanities, Cornell University.

Alatout, Samer 
Dissertation Title: "Imagining Hydrological Boundaries, Constructing the Nation-State: A 'Fluid' History of Israel, 1936-1959" (2002). 
Current Location: Associate Professor, Department of Community & Environmental Sociology, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Avron, Lisa 
Dissertation Title: "Ethical Oracles: Building Florida’s Climate Changed Futures" (2021). 
Current Location: Sacramento, California.

Berkowitz, Carin 
Dissertation Title: "Medical Science as Pedagogy in Early Nineteenth-century Britain: Charles Bell and the Politics of London Medical Reform" (2010). 
Current Location: Executive Director, New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

Boczkowski, Pablo
Dissertation Title: "Affording Flexibility: Transforming Information Practices in Online Newspapers" (2000). 
Current Location: Professor, Department of Communication Studies and Director, Program in Media, Technology and Society, Northwestern University.

Boyce, Angie
Dissertation Title:  "Fast But Right:  Outbreak Surveillance and Foodborne Knowledge Infrastructure" (2014)
Current Location: Science & Technology Policy Fellow, Dept. of State, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, D.C.

Caruso, David 
Dissertation Title: "War and Knowledge Production: American Military Medicine, 1898 to 1918" (2008). 
Current location: Director, The Center for Oral History, Chemical Heritage Foundation.

Cheung, Shoan Yin 
Dissertation Title: “The Contraceptive Economy: Going into Labor with Birth Control in Precarious Japan” (2020). 
Current Location: Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Science & Technology at Williams College 

Chiu, Imes 
Dissertation Title: "When New Things Were Old: Three case studies on the transition from muscle to motor power" (2006). 
Current Location: Chief of Applied Research, Center for Excellence in Disaster Management & Humanitarian Assistance, Cubic Global Defense. 

Costa, Shelley
Dissertation Title: "The Ladies' Diary: Society, Gender and Mathematics in England, 1704-1754" (2000). 
Current Location: Adjunct Faculty Member, West Chester University. 

Daemmrich, Arthur
Dissertation Title: "Therapeutic Cultures: Pharmaceutical Regulation and Medical Politics in the United States and Germany" (2001). 
Current Location: Director, Smithsonian's Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation at the National Museum of American History.

David, Shay
Dissertation Title: "Open Systems in Practice and Theory: The Social Construction of Participatory Information Networks" (2008). 
Current location: Co-Founder & President/General Manager, Kaltura.

de Ridder-Vignone, Kathryn
Dissertation Title: "Democratizing Nanotechnology: The Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network and the Meaning of Civic Education" (2013).
Current Location: Faculty, South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics

Doing, Park
Dissertation Title: "Velvet Revolutions: Accounting for Epistemic and Political Change at a Modern Physics Laboratory amid the Second Rise of Biology in Synchrotron Science" (2003). 
Current Location: Lecturer, Bovay Program in Engineering Ethics, Cornell University.

Downer, John 
Dissertation Title: "The Burden of Proof: Regulating Reliability in Civil Aviation" (2006). 
Current Location: Lecturer in Risk and Resilience, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies, University of Bristol, UK.

Dunbar-Hester, Christina
Dissertation Title: "Propagating Community, Propagating Technology? Low-Power Radio Activism and Technological Negotiation in the U.S., 1996-2006" (2008). 
Current location: Associate Professor, School for Communication and Journalism, USC Annenberg.

Geltzer, Anna
Dissertation Title: “Surrogate Epistemology: the Transition from Soviet to Russian Biomedicine" (2012). 
Current Location: Assistant Director for Education, John J. Reilly Center, University of Notre Dame.

Glabau, Danya
Dissertation Title: "Morality in Action: Risking Death and Caring for Life in American Food Allergy Worlds" (2016).
Current Location: Core Faculty/Onsite Program Head, Brooklyn Institute for Social Research, New York City.

Greenberg, Joshua 
Dissertation Title: "From Betamax to Blockbuster: Mediation in the Consumption Junction" (2004). 
Current Location: Program Director, Digital Information Technology Program, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Halfon, Saul
Dissertation Title: "Reconstructing Population Policy After Cairo: Demography, Woman's Empowerment, and the Population" (2000). 
Current Location: Chair, Associate Professor, Science & Technology in Society, Virginia Tech.

Hsu, Hansen
Dissertation Title:  "The Appsmiths:  Community, Identity, Affect and Ideology Among Cocoa Developers from NeXT to iPhone" (2015).
Current Location: Curator, Center for Software History at the Computer History Museum

Kusiak, Pauline
Dissertation Title: "The Machine that "Makes the Inside Visible": Medical Instruments, Mentalities-Talk, and the Politics of Technology in Colonial and Postcolonial Senegal (2005). 
Current Location: Foreign Affairs Specialist, Office of the Secretary of Defense for Policy - SOLIC&IC/Stability Operations Capabilities.

Lezaun, Javier 
Dissertation Title: "Policing Purity: Testing, Traceability, and the Governance of Genetically Modified Organisms" (2003). 
Current Location: Deputy Director, Science, Innovation and Society and James Martin Lecturer in Science & Technology Governance, James Martin Institute, University of Oxford. 

Lin, Ling-Fei
Dissertation Title:  "The Dynamics of Design-Manufacturing Laptops:  How Taiwanese Contract Manufacturers Matter in the History of Laptop Production" (2015)
Current Location:  Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of the History of Science, Harvard University.

Lumumba-Kasongo, Enongo 
Dissertation Title: "Radical Musicking along the Boundaries of Professional Audition: A Comparative Study on The Politics of Community Recording Studios" (2019).
Current Location: Postdoctoral Fellow, Brown University, Department of Music and Cogut Institute for the Humanities (2019-2021)

Ma, EunJeong 
Dissertation Title: "Medicine in the Making in Postcolonial Korea, 1948-2006" (2008). 
Current Location: Collegiate Assistant Professor, Pohang University of Science & Technology, Korea.

Maerker, Anna
Dissertation Title: "Model Experts: The Production and Uses of Anatomical Models at La Specola, Florence, and the Josephinum, Vienna, 1775-1814" (2005). 
Current Location: Senior Lecturer, History of Medicine, King's College London. 

Mahajan, Manjari 
Dissertation Title: "The Politics of Public Health Emergencies: AIDS Epidemics in India and South Africa" (2008). 
Current Location: Assistant Professor, Graduate Program in International Affairs, The New School, NY.

Marquez, Victor
Dissertation Title: "Airports as Seen Through the Eyes of the Landslide-Airside Boundary" (2013).
Current Location: Principal, VMA SC, Mexico.

Marshall, Owen
Dissertation Title:  "Tuning In Situ: Articulations of Voice, Affect, and Artifact in the Recording Studio" (2017).
Current Location:  Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Science & Technology Studies, University of California, Davis.

Martin, Aryn 
Dissertation Title: "I Contain Multitudes": Chimeras, Cells and the Materialization of Identities" (2006). 
Current Location: Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, York University (Toronto).

Mody, Cyrus
Dissertation Title: "Crafting the Tools of Knowledge: The Invention, Spread, and Commercialization of Probe Microscopy, 1960-2000" (2004). 
Current Location: Chair in the History of Science, Technology, and Innovation, Professor, Department of History, Maastricht University.

Mohsin, Anto
Dissertation:  "Archipelagic Networks of Power:  Village Electrification, Politics, Ideology, and Dual National Identity in Indonesia (1966-1998)" (2015)
Current Location:  Assistant Professor, Liberal Arts Department, Northwestern University in Qatar.

Moon, Suzanne 
Dissertation Title: "Constructing 'Native Development': Technological Change and the Politics of Colonization in the Netherlands East Indies" (2000). 
Current Location: Associate Professor, Department of History of Science, University of Oklahoma. 

Naveh-Benjamin, Ilil
Dissertation Title: "Half-Hearted Auditors: Bureaucratic Order and Disorder in Humanitarian Aid" (2016).
Current Location: Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Johns Hopkins University.

Nelson, Nicole
Dissertation Title: "Capturing Complexity: Experimental Systems and Epistemic Scaffolds in Animal Behavior Genetics" (2011). 
Current Location: Associate Professor in the Department of Medical History and Bioethics, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Onaga, Lisa
Dissertation Title: "Silkworms, Science and Nation: A Sericultural History of Genetics in Modern Japan" (2012). 
Current Location: Senior Research Scholar, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

Parthasarathy, Shobita
Dissertation Title: "A Global Genome? Comparing the Development of Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer in the United States and Britain" (2002). 
Current Location: Professor, Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan.

Paton, Miranda 
Dissertation Title: "Vertebrate Paleontology and the Evolutionary Synthesis, 1894-1944" (2008). 
Current location: Principal and Horse Trainer, Marsh Creek Horsemanship, Oregon.

Philip, Kavita 
Dissertation Title: “The role of science in colonial discourses and practices of modernity: Anthropology, forestry, and the construction of nature's resources in Madras forests, 1858-1930” (1996). 
Current location: Professor of English and President’s Excellence Chair in Network Cultures, Department of English Language and Literatures, University of British Columbia.

Plafcan, Dan 
Dissertation Title: "Between State and Transnational Community: U.S.-Japan Technoscientific Diplomacy in Earth Observation" (2007). 
Current Location: Policy Analyst and Portfolio Manager for Socio-Cultural Analysis, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, US Government. 

Polk, Jessica
Dissertation Title: "Making Healthy Employees: Transforming Workplaces into Healthy Spaces" (2019).
Current Location: Post-Doctoral Fellowship, McGill University

Reardon, Jenny
Dissertation Title: "Race to the Finish: Identity and Governance in an Age of Genetics" (2002). 
Current Location: Professor, Department of Sociology, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Rogers, Hannah
Dissertation Title: "The Practices of Art and Science" (2012).
Current Location: Visiting Scholar, Science Technology and Innovation Studies, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh.

Saul, Jessie 
Dissertation Title: "The Tainted Gift: A Comparative Study of the Culture and Politics of the Contamination of the Blood Supply with the AIDS Virus in France and the United States" (2004). 
Current Location: Director of Research, NAQC (North America Quitline Consortium)

Schmid, Sonja
Dissertation Title: "Envisioning a Technological State: Reactor Design Choices and Political Legitimacy in the Soviet Union and Russia" (2005). 
Current Location: Associate Professor, Science & Technology in Society, Virginia Tech. 

Sharif, Naubahar 
Dissertation Title: "Emergence of the National Innovation systems conceptual Approach and its Application to Hong Kong" (2005). 
Current Location: Acting Head and Professor, Division of Public Policy, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology.

Shuldiner, Alec 
Dissertation Title: "Trapped Behind the Automat: Technological Systems and the American Restaurant, 1902-1991" (2000). 
Current Location: Product Owner and Business Data Architect, Autodesk.

Singh, Ranjit 
Dissertation Title: "Seeing Like an Infrastructure: Mapping Uneven State-Citizen Relations in Aadhaar-Enabled Digital India" (2020).
Current Location: Postdoctoral Scholar, AI Ground Initiative of Data & Society Research Institute.

Staiti, Alana 
Dissertation Title: "What's in a Model? A History of Human Modeling for Computer Graphics and Animation, 1961-1988" (2018).
Current Location: Curator of the History of Computers and Information Sciences at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

Thompson, Darla
Dissertation Title: "Circuits of Containment: Iron Collars, Incarceration and the Infrastructure of Slavery" (2014).
Current Location: Project Director, SEA Change, Department of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Tinn, Honghong
Dissertation Title: "Working With Computers, Constructing A Developing Country: Introducing, Using, Building, and Tinkering With Computers In Cold War Taiwan, 1959-1984" (2012).
Current Location: Assistant Professor, program in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Tolwinski, Kasia
​Dissertation Title: "Under the Skin and into the Social: Examining the Neuroscience of Social Problems and Inequality​," (2017)
​Current Location: Postdoctoral Researcher, Biomedical Ethics Unit, Social Studies of Medicine Department, McGill University

Vaughan, Tyson
Dissertation Title: "Reconstructing Communities: Participatory Recovery Planning in Post‐Disaster Japan" (2014).
Current Location:  Sociologist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alexandria, VA. 

Vertesi, Janet 
Dissertation Title: "'Seeing Like a Rover': Images in Interaction on the Mars Exploration Rover Mission" (2009). 
Current Location: Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Princeton University.

Voskuhl, Adelheid 
Dissertation Title: "The Mechanics of Sentiment: Music-Playing Women Automata and the Culture of Affect in Late Eighteenth-Century Europe" (2006). 
Current Location: Associate Professor, Department of History & Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania.

Walker, Alexis
Dissertation Title: "Valuing Life at the Bank: Contested Expertise, Racial Politics and Development Bank Interventions in Global Public Health" (2017).
Current Location: Ethnographer, Catalyst Culture Lab

Wang, Benjamin
Dissertation Title: "Contaminated Landscapes: Explosive Remnants of War in Sudan" (2013).
Current Location: Operations Research Analyst, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC.

Wetmore, Jameson 
Dissertation Title: "Systems of Restraint: Redistributing Responsibilities for Automobile Safety in the United States Since the 1960s" (2003). 
Current Location: Associate Professor, Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes, Arizona State University.