Program: History of Science
Fields of Study: History of Modern Science; History of Biology; Global History since 1850.
Advisor: Erika Milam
I am a Ph.D. student in the Program in the History of Science with research interests in the history of the life sciences, the history of nationalism and global politics, and the intersection between concepts of biological and political identity. My dissertation research deals with different attempts to biologically define populations in ecology and evolutionary biology, and with the political and social implications of applying these ideas to human populations during the global twentieth century. I’m also interested in the history of physical anthropology, and in particular the history of ideas about how the human form has changed as a result of evolutionary processes.
Before coming to Princeton, I graduated in 2012 with a B.A. in diplomatic history from the University of Pennsylvania. At Penn, I was involved in several undergraduate research initiatives, including the Penn Program in Democracy, Constitutionalism, and Citizenship, the Penn History Review, and the Penn Humanities Forum, where I served as the Andrew W. Mellon Research Fellow and Undergraduate Chair in 2011-2012.