PhD, History and Sociology of Science, UPenn HSS, 2019
BA, History, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2012
I am an interdisciplinary scholar in the history, philosophy, and sociology of science and technology. My work focuses on knowledge-making and expertise, asking "what do we think we know, and how and why do we think we know it?" and "why do we trust the people we trust?" My dissertation (currently being spun up into a book manuscript) explored the history of the scientific study of UFOs, looking specifically at professional scientists and military programs.
My advising philosophy puts undergraduates first. I see you as junior colleagues! I look forward to helping you develop and refine your interests and hope to challenge you to always take your work to that next level.
Listen to me talk about UFOs here: https://www.npr.org/2021/06/25/1010382914/what-the-pentagons-ufo-report-...
Check out my work in Foreign Policy here: https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/06/06/ufos-space-cold-war-pentagon-milita...
STSC 001: The Emergence of Modern Science
STSC 110: Science and Literature
STSC 208: Science and Religion
STSC 212: Science, Technology and War
STSC 270: Digital Democracy
STSC 321: Weird Science
Member, History of Science Society
Member, Philosophy of Science Association
Member, Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts