Alisa Bokulich

The Director of the Center is Dr. Alisa Bokulich, who received her Ph.D. in the History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Notre Dame and is currently a Professor of Philosophy at BU. She has been Director of the Center since 2010 and has organized and hosted their annual program for the Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science. Additionally, she is an Affiliate Member of Harvard University’s History of Science Department and has been Series Editor for the book series Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science, published by Springer. She has also served the Philosophy of Science Association in various capacities and the National Science Foundation.

For more information on her research and teaching please see her Philosophy Department website.

Office: STH 506, 745 Commonwealth Ave.

Director Emeritus

Alfred Tauber
Director Emeritus

Robert S. Cohen (1923-2017)
Director Emeritus

Administrative Assistant

Mira Guth

Mira Guth received her B.A. from Wesleyan University in the Science in Society Program. With the support of a Fulbright grant for the 2021-2022 academic year, she studied and did research at the University of Oslo, where she joined a master’s program in Development, Environment, and Cultural ChangeIn addition to working at the Center, she is currently writing her master’s thesis, which is about recent regulatory efforts in the U.S. to mitigate the global health threat of antimicrobial resistance. Building on her undergraduate training and interest in STS, she is a contributing member of a research project at the University of Oslo called “Resisting Bodies,” which traces how public and scientific knowledge about human and animal immune systems is produced, understood, and regulated.

Local Advisory Committee

Gregg Jaeger

Rachell Powell

Victor Kumar

Juliet Floyd

International Advisory Board

Edward Jones-Imhotep,
Director, Institute for the History & Philosophy of Science & Technology
University of Toronto (Canada)

Alan Love,
Director, Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science
University of Minnesota (U.S.)

Bryan Roberts,
Director, Centre for Philosophy of Natural & Social Science
The London School of Economics and Political Science (UK)


Kaća Bradonjić

BU Graduate Students in Philosophy of Science

Matilde Carrera

Leticia Castillo Brache

Aja Watkins

Matt Brewer

Eliška Wichterlová

Visiting Researchers

Visting Faculty:

Lee McIntyre

Nancy Nersessian

Visiting Graduate Students:

Miguel Ohnesorge

Affiliate Members

Our Affiliate Members consists of over 40 scholars in the greater Boston area who work across a broad range of topics in the history and philosophy of science, technology, and medicine. Our affiliates include faculty members at Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tufts University, Boston College, Northeastern University, and more. Please visit our Affiliates page for more information.