Affiliate Members

Our Affiliate Members Program is designed to help scholars in the greater Boston area who are working in the history and philosophy of science to network with one another and to provide a resource to the broader community for those looking for expertise in a particular subfield of history and philosophy of science.  The Affiliate Members Program now consists of over 40 scholars from over a dozen universities and colleges in New England.  

 

Jody Azzouni
Tufts University
Department of Philosophy
Miner Hall 222
Medford, MA 02155

Research Interests:

  • The Interfaces between Scientific Disciplines
  • Scientific Languages
  • Instruments and Observation
  • Applications of Mathematics to Empirical Science
  • Mathematical Proof


Website: http://ase.tufts.edu/philosophy/faculty/azzouni.asp

Peter Bokulich
Boston University
Center for Philosophy and History of Science, Affiliate Member
745 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 506
Boston, MA 02215
Research Interests:

  • Ontology of Physicalism
  • Philosophy and History of Quantum Gravity
  • Domains of Applicability of Physical Theories


Website: http://bu.academia.edu/PeterBokulich

Maria Brinker
University of Massachusetts, Boston
Department of Philosophy
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125
Research Interests:

  • Philosophy of Mind & Life Sciences
  • Embodied Cognition
  • Affordances & organism-environment relations

Email: maria.brincker@umb.edu
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/mariabrincker/

Danielle Bromwich
University of Massachusetts, Boston
Philosophy Department
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125

Research Interests:

  • Bioethics
  • Research Ethics
  • Meta-ethics


Website: www.umb.edu/academics/cla/faculty/danielle_bromwich

Janet Browne
Harvard University
History of Science
1 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Research Interests:

  • History of Biology
  • Evolutionary Theory
  • Biography and Life-writing
  • Animal Studies


Website: www.fas.harvard.edu/~hsdept/bios/browne.html

Alex Csiszar
Harvard University
History of Science
1 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Research Interests:

  • History of Scientific Publishing
  • History of 19th-Century Science
  • History of the Physical Sciences
  • History of Information Technology


Website: www.people.fas.harvard.edu/~acsiszar

Olaf Dammann
Tufts University
Department of Public Health & Community Medicine
136 Harrison Ave, Stearns 203E
Medford, MA 02111

Research Interests:

  • Theory of Risk and Causation in Epidemiology
  • Perinatal Neuroepidemiology
  • Population Modeling and Computational Epistemology


Website: http://olafdammann.webs.com/

Daniel C. Dennett
Tufts University
Philosophy Department
Miner Hall 115
Medford, MA 02155

Website: http://ase.tufts.edu/cogstud/dennett/index.html
William Devlin
Bridgewater State University
Philosophy Department
Tillinghast Hall, Room 319
131 Summer Street
Bridgewater, MA 02325

Research Interests:

  • Realism-Antirealism Debate
  • Scientific Change
  • Causality
  • Philosophy of Thomas Kuhn

Anne Fausto-Sterling
Brown University
Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry
Box G-160J
Providence, RI 02912
Research Interests:

  • Developmental Genetics
  • Gender Studies
  • Science Studies


Website: www.annefaustosterling.com/

Michael Fischer
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Science, Technology, and Society
77 Massachusetts Avenue, E53-335
Cambridge, MA 02142
Research Interests:

  • Anthropology of Biosciences
  • Media Circuits
  • Emergent Forms of Life


Website: http://web.mit.edu/anthropology/people/faculty/fischer.html

Branden Fitelson
Northeastern University
Department of Philosophy and Religion
360 Huntington Ave, Holmes Hall
Boston, MA 02115
Research Interests:

  • Epistemology
  • Logic
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Decision Theory


Website: http://fitelson.org/

Patrick Forber
Tufts University
Department of Philosophy
Miner Hall 222
Medford, MA 02155
Research Interests:

  • Philosophy of Biology
  • Philosophy of Probability
  • Confirmation
  • Evolutionary Game Theory


Website: http://ase.tufts.edu/philosophy/faculty/forber.asp

Heidi Grasswick
Middlebury College
Philosophy Department
Twilight Hall Room 312
50 Franklin Street
Middlebury, VT 05753

Research Interests:

  • Feminist epistemology
  • Social epistemology
  • Feminist epistemology and philosophy of science


Website: www.middlebury.edu/academics/phil/faculty/node/16021

Diane Greco-Josefowicz
Boston University
College of Arts and Sciences, Writing Program
100 Bay State Road, Room 326
Boston, MA 02215
Research Interests:

  • History of the Exact Sciences
  • Victorian Science and Technology
  • Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Science
  • The Clinical Encounter
  • Science Writing


Website: www.bu.edu/writingprogram/people/writing-program-faculty/diane-greco-josefowicz/

Jeanne Haffner
Harvard University
The Department of the History of Science
Science Center
1 Oxford Street
Cambridge MA 02138
Research Interests:

  • Social Sciences
  • Technology
  • Urban Planning History and Theory
  • Science and Space

Ned Hall
Harvard University
Philosophy Department
25 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Research Interests:

  • Implication of Physics for Metaphysics
  • Causation
  • Probability
  • Bayesian Epistemology


Website: www.fas.harvard.edu/~phildept/hall.html

Sally Haslanger
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Philosophy Department
77 Massachusetts Avenue, 32-D926
Cambridge, MA 02139
Research Interests:

  • Gender, Race, and Science
  • Philosophy of Social Science
  • Forms of Explanation


Website:http://www.mit.edu/~philos/haslanger.html

Gerald Holton
Harvard University
Department of Physics
17 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Research Interests:

  • History of modern physical Science
  • Logical Empiricism


Website: http://phys4.harvard.edu/people/facpages/holton.html

David Jones
Harvard University
The Department of the History of Science
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 28403-3297
Research Interests:

  • History and Philosophy of Medicine
  • Bioethics
  • Race and Science
  • Philosophy of Evolutionary Biology


Website: http://ghsm.hms.harvard.edu/people/faculty/jones/

Chin Jou
Harvard University
The Department of the History of Science
1 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Research Interests:

  • History of 20th-Century Health and Medicine
  • Gender and Medicine
  • History of Food Technologies


Website: http://scholar.harvard.edu/cjou/

David Kaiser
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Science, Technology, and Society
77 Massachusetts Avenue, E51-179
Cambridge, MA 02139

Research Interests:

  • Physics
  • History of Science


Website: http://web.mit.edu/dikaiser/www/

Kareem Khalifa
Middlebury College
Philosophy Department
Middlebury, Vermont 05753
Research Interests:

  • Explanation
  • Scientific Understanding
  • Scientific Realism


Website: www.khalifa.org

Peter Koellner
Harvard University
Philosophy Department
25 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Research Interests:

  • Set Theory
  • Mathematical Logic
  • Philosophy of Mathematics
  • History of the Relationship between Philosophy and the Exact Sciences
  • Newton and Kepler
  • Foundations of space-time theories
  • Foundations of quantum mechanics

Michael Lissack
Institute for the Study of Coherence and Emergence, Executive Director
American Society for Cybernetics, President
Hull University Business School
14 Stratford Rd
Marblehead MA 01945
Research Interests:

  • Coherence
  • Emergence
  • Explanation
  • Constructivism
  • The Nature of Experience
  • Science I versus Science II

Aaron Mauck
Harvard University
The Department of the History of Science
Science Center
1 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Research Interests:

  • Health Sociology
  • Social Determinants of Physical and Mental Health
  • Health Disparities
  • Social Capital
  • Community Conditions and Well-being
  • Methods for Examining Local Area Contexts
  • Sociological theory


Website: http://isites.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k66535&pageid=icb.page444096&pageContentId=icb.pagecontent936401&state=maximize&view=view.do&viewParam_name=bios/aaron

Irina Mikhalevich
Rochester Institute of Technology
Department of Philosophy
92 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester NY 14623
Research Interests:

  • Philosophy of Animal Cognition
  • Philosophy of Experiment
  • Philosophy of Psychology
  • Philosophy of Biology

C. Clapperton Mavhunga
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Science, Technology, and Society
Building E51, Room 163
Cambridge, MA 02139

Research Interests:

  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Africa in Technology/Technology in Africa
  • Western Science vs. Indigenous Knowledge
  • Mobilities

Jeffrey McDonough
Harvard University
Philosophy Department
25 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Research Interests:

  • History
  • Philosophy and Science in the Early Modern Era


Website: www.people.fas.harvard.edu/~jkmcdon/

Constantinos Mekios
Stonehill College
Philosophy Department
320 Washington Street
Easton, MA 02357

Research Interests:

  • Philosophy of Biology
  • Reductionism
  • Models and Explanation in Biology
  • Methodology of Systems Biology


Website: www.stonehill.edu/directory/constantinos-mekios/

Bernhard Nickel
Harvard University
Philosophy Department
25 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Research Interests:

  • Laws and Explanation in the Special Sciences
  • Theories of Kinds and Categorization
  • The Philosophy of Linguistics


Website: www.bernhardnickel.net/

Naomi Oreskes
Harvard University
History of Science
1 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Research Interests:

  • history of science
  • philosophy of science
  • science studies
  • science, environment, and policy


Website: www.merchantsofdoubt.org

Russell Powell
Boston University
Department of Philosophy
745 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02215

Research Interests:

  • Philosophy of biological and biomedical science
  • philosophical bioethics
  • philosophy of medicine
  • legal and political philosophy
  • philosophy of technology


Website: www.bu.edu/philo/people/faculty/full-time/russell-powell/

Sophia Roosth
Harvard University
The Department of the History of Science
1 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Research Interests:

  • Anthropology of the Life Sciences
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Sensory Studies


Website: www.fas.harvard.edu/~hsdept/bios/roosth.html

Adina Roskies
Dartmouth College
Department of Philosophy
6035 Thornton Hall
Hanover, NH 03755
Research Interests:

  • Philosophy of Neuroscience
  • Philosophy of Cognitive Science
  • Neuroethics
  • Bioethics and Law

Ronald Sandler
Northeastern University
Department of Philosophy & Religion
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02155
Research Interests:

  • Environmental Ethics
  • Ethics and Technology
  • Bioethics


Website: www.northeastern.edu/ethics/

Matthias Scheutz
Tufts University
Department of Computer Science
161 College Avenue
Medford, MA 02155
Research Interests:

  • Foundations of Cognitive Science
  • Functionalism, Computationalism and Implementation
  • Robot Ethics

Natasha Schüll
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Science, Technology, and Society
77 Massachusetts Avenue, E51-163c
Cambridge, MA 02139
Research Interests:

  • Human-Machine Relations
  • Ethics of Technology Design
  • Neuroscience and Society
  • Consumer Culture


Website: www.natashadowschull.org/

Sara Shostak
Brandeis University
Department of Sociology
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453
Research Interests:

  • Sociology of Health and Illness
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • The Sociology of the Body
  • Sociological Perspectives on Bioethics
  • Environmental Health and Justice
  • Genetics/Genomics
  • Research Methods


Website: www.brandeis.edu/departments/sociology/people/faculty/shostak.html

Brad Skow
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Philosophy
77 Massachusetts Avenue, 32-d808
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
Research Interests:

  • Philosophy of Physics
  • Explanation


Website: web.mit.edu/bskow/www/

Rory Smead
Northeastern University
Philosophy & Religion
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02155
Research Interests:

  • Game Theory
  • Philosophy of Evolutionary Biology
  • Models in Science


Website: sites.google.com/site/rorysmeadhomepage/

George Smith
Tufts University
Department of Philosophy
Miner Hall 222
Medford, MA 02155
Research Interests:

  • Philosophy of Science
  • Logic
  • Newton

Peter Spiegler
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Economics Department
Thompson Hall, 200 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA 01003

Website: www.umass.edu/economics/spiegler
Marius Stan
Boston College
Philosophy Department
351N Stokes Hall
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Research Interests:

  • Foundations of Classical Mechanics
  • History of Physics
  • Early Modern Natural Philosophy
  • History of Philosophy of Science (HOPOS)
  • Kant
  • Leibniz


Website: www.bc.edu/content/bc/schools/cas/philosophy/faculty/stan.html

Conevery Valencius
Boston College
History Department
140 Commonwealth Avenue, Stokes Hall
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3859
Research Interests:

  • History of Medicine
  • History of Earth Sciences

conevery.valencius@bc.edu
Website: http://www.bc.edu/schools/cas/history/people/faculty/alphabetical/valencius_conevery.html

Holly Vandewall
Boston College
Philosophy Department
351N Stokes Hall
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Research Interests:

  • Environmental Ethics
  • Philosophy of Chemistry
  • Epistemology of Interdisciplinary Research

Catherine Wearing
Wellesley College
Philosophy Department
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
Research Interests:

  • Philosophy of Language
  • Theoretical Pragmatics
  • Philosophical Issues in Cognitive Science

Olivia Weisser
University of Massachusetts, Boston
History Department
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125-3393
Research Interests:

  • Early Modern Medicine
  • Health, Healing, and the Body
  • History of the Patient
  • Women’s and Gender History


Website: www.umb.edu/academics/cla/faculty/olivia_weisser