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Kevin Baker - Graduate Affiliate

Kevin Baker - Graduate Affiliate

Ph.D., History - 2020
Advisor: Ken Alder

Dissertation: “World Processors: Computer Simulation, the Limits to Growth, and the Birth of Sustainable Development", Education: M.A., History, B.A., History and Political Science, Georgia State University, Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Computer Science Department, Center for Science, Technology, Medicine and Society, University of California-Berkeley (2019-21)

Savina Balasubramanian - Graduate Affiliate

Savina Balasubramanian - Graduate Affiliate

Ph.D., Sociology - 2018
Advisor: Ann Orloff

Fields: Gender, Sexuality & Reproduction and Science, Technology, Health & Medicine, Grant: Buffett Institute for Global Studies, Education:  M.A., Sociology, Northwestern University, B.A., Sociology, Colby College, Current Position: Assistant Professor, Sociology, Loyola University

Jessica Biddlestone - Graduate Affiliate

Jessica Biddlestone - Graduate Affiliate

Ph.D., History - 2019
Advisors: Sarah Maza and Ken Alder

Dissertation: “Empire in Ruins: France in Roman Africa 1830-1900", Current Position: Academic Advisor at the University of Chicago.

William Cavert - Graduate Affiliate

William Cavert - Graduate Affiliate

Ph.D., History - 2011
Advisor: Ethan Shagan

Field: Early Modern British Environmental History, Book published based upon Dissertation: The Smoke of London: Energy and Environment in the Early Modern City, Prizes: Whitfield Prize from The Royal Historical Society 2017; John Ben Snow Prize in History from the North American Conference on British Studies; The Turku Prize in Environmental History from the European Society for Environmental History, Current Position: Assistant Professor, History, St. Thomas University

Teri Chettiar - Graduate Affiliate

Teri Chettiar - Graduate Affiliate

Ph.D., History - 2013
Advisor: Alex Owen

Field: Modern British History, History of Human Sciences, Book to be published based upon Dissertation: "The Psychiatric Family: How Private Life Became Political in Welfare-State Britain (in press Chicago, 2020), Current Position: Assistant Professor, History, University of Illinois-Urbana, Champaign

Catherine Clepper - Graduate Affiliate

Catherine Clepper - Graduate Affiliate

Ph.D., Screen Cultures - 2016
Advisor: Scott Curtis

Fields: Mid-Century Film & Television, Exhibition History, Dissertation: "The Rigged House: Gimmicky, Exhibition, and Embodies Spectatorship in Mid-Century American Movie-Going", Education: M.A., Screen Cultures, Northwestern University, B.A., Film, Television, Theater & Gender Studies, University of Notre Dame, Current Position: Assistant Professor of Practice at Rutgers University, Newark

Bonnie Ernst - Graduate Affiliate

Bonnie Ernst - Graduate Affiliate

Ph.D., History - 2018
Advisor: Ken Alder

Dissertation: “Women in the Age of Mass Incarceration: Gender, Rights, and Punishment in Michigan”, Education: M.A., Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Oxford, B.S., History, University of Chicago Current Position: Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology and Law, Univeristy of Florida

Mary Beth Finch - Graduate Affiliate

Mary Beth Finch - Graduate Affiliate

Ph.D., Sociology - 2015
Advisor: Carol Heimer

Fields: Morality, Consumers and Consumption, Culture, Religion, Gender and Qualitive Methods, Dissertation: "Selling Fair Trade: Markets, Morality and Ambiguity", Education: M.A., Sociology, Northwestern University, B.A., Sociology, University of Missouri - Columbia, Current Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Northwestern University

Chelsea Frazier - Cluster Fellow

Chelsea Frazier - Cluster Fellow

Ph.D., African American Studies - 2019
Advisor: Michelle Wright

Fields: Black Feminist Theory, Environmental Thought, Dissertation: "Repurposing Queens: Excavating a Black Feminist Eco-Ethic in a Time of Ecological Peril", Education: M.A., African American Studies, Northwestern University, M.A., American Studies, Purdue University, B.A., Women's Studies, Barnard College, Current Position:  Assistant Professor of English, Cornell University

J. Lynn Gazley - Graduate Affiliate

J. Lynn Gazley - Graduate Affiliate

Ph.D., Sociology - 1999
Advisor: Carol Heimer

Field: Medical Sociology, Dissertation: "Our Particular Patients: Local Relevance in Clinical Research", Current Position: Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology, College of New Jersey

Bernard Geoghegan - Graduate Affiliate

Bernard Geoghegan - Graduate Affiliate

Ph.D., School of Communications - 2012
Advisors: Sam Weber and Ken Alder

Field: History of the Information Sciences, Dissertation: "The Cybernetic Apparatus: Media, Liberalism, and the Reform of Human Sciences", Fellowship: Research Fellowship, Institute for Cultural History and Theory, Humboldt University of Berlin (2011-16), Current Position: Senior Lecturer, History and Theory of Digital Media, Kings College, London

Joseph Guisti - Cluster Fellow

Joseph Guisti - Cluster Fellow

Ph.D., Sociology 2019
Advisor: Carol Heimer

JosephGuisti@u.northwestern.edu

Joseph has a BA from UCLA, where he majored in Sociology with a minor in Society and Genetics. His  interests include the sociology of knowledge, addiction, the sociology of health and illness, and organizations and institutions. Current Position: Data Strategist, Institute for Non-Violence

Darcy Hughes Heuring - Graduate Affiliate

Darcy Hughes Heuring - Graduate Affiliate

Ph.D., History - 2011
Advisors: Alexandra Owen and Ken Alder

Field: Modern British and Colonial Medicine, Dissertation: “Colonial Health and the Responsibilities of Empire: Great Britain, American Philanthropy, and the Problem of ‘Improvement’ in the Early Twentieth-Century British West Indies", Current Position: Associate Director and Earl S. Johnson Instructor, Masters of Arts Program in the Social Sciences, University of Chicago

Robert Kiely - Graduate Affiliate

Robert Kiely - Graduate Affiliate

Ph.D., History - 1995
Advisor: Betty Jo Dobbs

Field: Early Modern European History of Science, Dissertation: “The Architect in the Alembic: Chemistry, Neoplatonism, and Religion in Seventeenth Century English Generation Theory”, Current Position: History and Social Science Faculty, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Marcel Knudsen - Graduate Affiliate

Marcel Knudsen - Graduate Affiliate

Ph.D., Sociology - 2018
Advisor: Leslie McCall and Robert Nelson

Field: Work and Inequality, Organizations, Dissertation: "What's in a Wage: Minimum Wage Increases and Workplace Hierarchies in the Restaurant Industry", Education: M.A., Sociology, Northwestern University, B.A., Sociology and Economics, University of Chicago, Current Position: People Analytics Leader, Xerox Corporation

Anne Koenig - Graduate Affiliate

Anne Koenig - Graduate Affiliate

Ph.D., History - 2013
Advisor: Robert Lerner

Fields: Medieval Germany and Medical/Mental History, Dissertation: "Out of Their Minds: Madness, Medicine and Society in Late Medieval Germany", Current Position: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, History, South Florida University

Jessica Koski - Graduate Affiliate

Jessica Koski - Graduate Affiliate

Ph.D., Sociology - 2015
Advisor: Steven Epstein

Fields: Science and Technology studies; Sociology of Law; Social Movements, Dissertation:"Human Rights and the Warming World: Knowing Change as a Socio-Legal Problem", Current Position: Climate Policy Associate, Stockholm Environment Institute

Elizabeth Lenaghan - Graduate Affiliate

Elizabeth Lenaghan - Graduate Affiliate

Ph.D., Media, Technology & Society - 2012
Advisor: Wendy Griswold

Field: Communication Sudies, History of Technology, Dissertation: "Print Matters: Collecting Physical Books in a Digital Age", Current Position: Director and Associate Professor of Instruction at The Cook Family Writing Program and Assistant Director of The Writing Place, Northwestern University

Elise Lipkowitz - Graduate Affiliate

Elise Lipkowitz - Graduate Affiliate

Ph.D., History - 2009
Advisor: Ken Alder

Field: Eighteenth-Century Atlantic Science, Dissertation: “The Sciences Are Never at War?: The Scientific Republic of Letters in the Era of the French Revolution, 1789-1815", Prize: 2003 Romani Prize; Grant: NSF Dissertation Research Grant, Current Position: Science Policy Analyst, NSF Board of Overseers

Stacy Lom - Graduate Affiliate

Stacy Lom - Graduate Affiliate

Ph.D., Sociology - 2013
Advisor: Wendy Espeland

Field: Sociology of Culture, Dissertation: "Sometimes Less Is More: The Development and Effects of Evaluative Cultures", Education: M.A., Northwestern University, B.A. Connecticut College, Current Position: Assistant Professor, Sociology, University of Central Arkansas

Gemma Mangione - Graduate Affiliate

Gemma Mangione - Graduate Affiliate

Ph.D., Sociology - 2016
Advisor: Wendy Griswold

Field: Culture, Health and Illness, Dissertation: "Making Sense of Things: Access and The Therapeutic Turn in Museum Gardens and Galleries", Fellowship: American Association of University Women (2015), Education: M.A., Sociology, B.S., Journalism and Art History, Northwestern University, Current Position: Lecturer, Arts Administration Program, Teachers College, Columbia University

Alka Menon - Cluster Fellow

Alka Menon - Cluster Fellow

Ph.D., Sociology - 2018
Advisor: Steven Epstein

Field: Medicine, Race & Social Identity, Dissertation: "Looking Good: Race and Cosmetic Surgery in Transnational Perspective", Grant: NSF Section of Science, Technology & Society (2016), Education: M.A., Sociology, Northwestern University, B.A., Biological Sciences, Cornell University, Current Position: Assistant Professor of Sociology, Yale University

Jessica Meyer - Graduate Affiliate

Jessica Meyer - Graduate Affiliate

Ph.D., Sociology - 2019
Advisor: Jeremy Freese

Fields: Health & Social Epidemiology, Medical Sociology, Gender, Social Inequality, Work & Occupations, Dissertation: "(Not) Working to Sleep: Employment's Contribution to Gender and Socioeconomic Sleep Differences", Education: M.S., Statistics and M.A., Sociology, Northwestern University, B.A., Sociology and Anthropology, Indiana University, Current Position: Postdoctoral Scholar, Biosocial Training Program, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Jaimie Morse - Cluster Fellow

Jaimie Morse - Cluster Fellow

Ph.D., Sociology - 2018
Advisor: Steven Epstein

Field: Sociology of Science, Medicine, Dissertation:"Technologies of Bearing Witness: The Politics of Knowledge Production, Commemoration, and Memory Formation in the Context of Mass Atrocities",  Fellowship: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Public Health at Yale University (2019), Presidential Fellowship, Northwestern University, Current Position: Assistant Professor, Sociology, University of California, Santa Cruz

Saheli Nath - Graduate Affiliate

Saheli Nath - Graduate Affiliate

Ph.D., Sociology
Advisor: Brayden King

Dissertation: "Some Rise by Sin and Some by Virtue Fall: Empirical Articles on Socially Responsible Investing in Financial Markets", Current Position: Assistant Professor of Managment in the College of Business at the University of Central Oklahoma

Alexandra Neame - Graduate Affiliate

Alexandra Neame - Graduate Affiliate

Ph.D., Political Science - 2019
Advisor: Mary Dietz

Field: Political Theory and Science Studies, Dissertation: "Truth in the Milieu of Politics: Knowledge, Authority and Democratic Freedom", Grants: The International Center for the Humanities  (2017-8), UCSB, Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Thinking Matters Program, Stanford University

Kellie Owens - Graduate Affiliate

Kellie Owens - Graduate Affiliate

Ph.D., Sociology - 2017
Advisor: Steven Epstein

Fields: Science and Technology Studies; Sociology of Medicine; Gender Studies, Dissertation: "Too Much of a Good Thing: Risk Perception and Practice Variation in Contemporary American Childbirth", Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow in Advanced Biomedical Ethics, Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania

Alison Pion - Graduate Affiliate

Alison Pion - Graduate Affiliate

Ph.D., History - 2004
Advisor: Alexandra Owen

Field: Modern British Social and Medical History, Dissertation: “Progressive Thought and the Rhetoric of Reproduction in Late Victorian Britain"

Adam Plaiss - Cluster Fellow

Adam Plaiss - Cluster Fellow

Ph.D., History - 2015
Advisor: Ken Alder

Field: American Technology, Dissertation: "The Rise of Technological Citizenship: Infrastructure in Progressive Era America", Prizes: Co-winner 2010 Romani Prize, Best First-Year Paper “The Creation of the American Road/Map System," 2011-12 L. B. Smith Prize - Best Teaching Assistant

Cassidy Puckett - Graduate Affiliate

Cassidy Puckett - Graduate Affiliate

Ph.D., Sociology - 2015
Advisor: Jeremy Freese

Fields: Technological Change and Educational, Occupational and Health Inequalities, Dissertation: "The Greek Instinct: Technological Change, Digital Adaptability and Social Inequality, Education: M.A., Education, Stanford University, B.A., American Civilization, Brown University, Current Position: Assistant Professor, Emory University

Margarita Rayzberg - Cluster Fellow

Margarita Rayzberg - Cluster Fellow

Ph.D., Sociology - 2020
Advisor: Steve Epstein

MargaritaRayzberg2016@u.northwestern.edu

Field: Science, Knowledge & Technology, Fellowship: Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University, Department of Science & Technology Studies, 2020-21, working on the NSF-funded Comparative Covid Response: Crisis, Knowledge, Policy (CompCoRe) project, led by Steve Hilgartner (Cornell University) and Sheila Jasanoff (Harvard Kennedy School).

Aileen Robinson - Graduate Affiliate

Aileen Robinson - Graduate Affiliate

Ph.D., Theater and Drama - 2016
Advisor: Tracy Davis and Ken Alder

Field: Victorian Magic and Science, Dissertation: "Technological Wonder: The Theatrical Fashioning of Scientific Knowledge, 1780-1905", Grants Received: SSRC, NSF, American Society for Theater Research, Current Postition: Assistant Professor in Performance and Theater Studies, Stanford University

Matthew Kane Sterenberg - Graduate Affiliate

Matthew Kane Sterenberg - Graduate Affiliate

Ph.D., History - 2007
Advisor: T.W. Heyck and Ken Alder

Field: Modern Britain, History of Science, Dissertation: "The Waste Land, Middle Earth, and the Morris Mini: Mythic Thinking and Modernity in Twentieth-Century Britain", Current Position: Assistant Professor of European History, School of International Liberal Studies, Waseda University, Japan

Christopher Tassava - Graduate Affiliate

Christopher Tassava - Graduate Affiliate

Ph.D., History - 2003
Advisor: Ken Alder

Field: Twentieth-Century American Technology, Dissertation: “Launching a Thousand Ships: Entrepreneurs, War Workers, and the State in American Shipbuilding, 1940-1945", Prize: Romani Prize (1998), Current Position: Associate Dicrector of Coporate and Foundation Relations, Carleton College

Stefan Vogler - Graduate Affiliate

Stefan Vogler - Graduate Affiliate

Ph.D., Sociology - 2018
Advisor: Hector Carrillo

Field: Sociology, Dissertation: "Ruling Sexuality: Law, Expertise, and the Making of Sexual Knowledge", Education: M.A., Sociology and B.S., Finance, University of Kansas, Fellowships: Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California-Irvine (2018-19), Center for Legal Studies, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University (2019-present)

Andrew Wehrman - Graduate Affiliate

Andrew Wehrman - Graduate Affiliate

Ph.D., History - 2011
Advisor: Timothy Breen

Field: Early America, History of Medicine, Dissertation: “The Contagion of Liberty: Medicine, Class, and Popular Politics in the American Revolution", Current Position: Assistant Professor, History, Marietta College

Christine Wood - Graduate Affiliate

Christine Wood - Graduate Affiliate

Ph.D., Sociology - 2014
Advisor: Charles Camic

Fields: Sociology of Knowledge, Science and Medicine, Dissertation: "Making Gender Matter: Knowledge Ecologies, Contested Research Objects and the Tranjectory of Women's and Gender Studies in American Universities 1970-2010", Education: M.A., Sociology, New School for Social Research, Current Position: Research Associate and Visiting Faculty at Feinberg Medical School, Northwestern University

Christina B. Young - Graduate Affiliate

Christina B. Young - Graduate Affiliate

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology - 2018
Advisor: Robin Nusslock

Dissertation: "Uncovering the Neural Bases of Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Activity, Static and Dynamic Connectivity and Machine Learning Approaches", Education: M.S., Statistics, Northwestern University, M.S., Clinical Science, Northwestern University, B.S., Psychology, University of California-San Diego, Current Position: Research Fellow, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine

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