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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR GRADUATE STUDENTS for their publications, prizes, and jobs:

September 22, 2014
Catherine Clepper for publishing her book chapter, “Odorated Symphonies: Experiments with Smell in Post-Sound American Cinema,” in Techniques and Technologies: Modalities of Film throughout History, eds. André Gaudreault and Martin Lefebvre (Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2015).

Chelsea Frazier for being selected to receive a $5,000 fellowship from the Alumnae Association of Barnard College (AABC) and for being awarded the Richard Iton Second Year Paper Award for her essay, "Troubling Ecology: Wangechi Mutu, Octavia Butler & Black Feminist Interventions in Environmentalism."

Jaimie Morse for publishing her article, "Documenting Mass Rape: Medical Evidence Collection Techniques as Humanitarian Technology," Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal: Vol. 8 (2014): Iss. 3: 63-79.

Cassidy Puckett for completing her PhD and securing a post as Assistant Professor in Sociology at Emory University.

SHC thanks Cluster Fellow, Adam Plaiss, for his service as the doctoral colloquium coordinator in 2013-14 and congratulates SHC Fellow, Alka Menon, the coordinator for 2014-15.


September 16, 2014
We are also being joined this year by two new cluster graduate fellows in science studies:Sandra Racek and Emma Bennett Jones.

SHC affiliates should enjoy taking part in the interdisciplinary Sawyer Seminar conferences on "social epistemology" in the fall, winter, and spring of this year.

CONGRATULATIONS TO SHC's FACULTY AFFILIATES for their new books, fellowships and awards:

September 15, 2014
Joel Mokyr for the International Balzan Prize in Economic History (~ $750,000), "for his pioneering connection of economics and history with evolutionary and epistemological theory and the development of knowledge and technology."

Helen Tilley for her NSF Scholars Award for her book project on African decolonization, the law, and traditional medicine.

Congratulations to Gary Fine for his 2014-2015 Fellowship from the School of Social Science Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University.

Congratulations to Sandy Zabell who was elected to the Washington, DC Department of Forensic Science Advisory Board, 2014.

Congratulations to Rebecca Seligman for her new book Possessing Spirits and Healing Selves: Embodiment and Transformation in an Afro-Brazilian Religion (Palgrave MacMillan, 2014) and Lawrence Lipking for his book What Galileo Saw: Imagining the Scientific Revolution (Cornell University Press, 2014).

Congratulations to SHC director, Helen Tilley, whose book Africa as a Living Laboratory (University of Chicago Press, 2011), won the 2014 Ludwik Fleck Prize for the best book in science and technology studies by the Social Studies of Science Society.


September 15, 2014
Anna Cassell's thought-provoking op-ed piece based on her senior research in Science in Human Culture as well as her personal experiences with sports and concussions was published in the Chicago Tribune December 2014. Congratulations, Anna!

Congratulations to Mark Specht (SHC Honors, 2014) one of a near-record 27 Northwestern recipients of the prestigious Fulbright Award for 2014-2015 who is currently in New Zealand to explore the ethical considerations associated with the "pest-free" plan.


September 14, 2014
Welcome to new faculty member Lina Britto, Assistant Professor of History; she studies the history of narcotics culture, trade, and policy in Colombia. And to Keith Woodhouse, Assistant Professor of History; he studies the history of radical environmentalism in the U.S.

SHC also welcomes new faculty affiliate Rebecca Seligman who studies transcultural psychiatry in northeastern Brazil and mental health disparities among Mexican Americans.