Rebecca Kinraide

Master Lecturer


100 Bay State Road, Room 311
Faculty office hours can be viewed here.


2006 Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison (History of Science )
1996 M.A. University of Wisconsin, Madison (History of Science)
1994 B.A. Boston University (History)


Rebecca Kinraide offers courses relating to the history of science, medicine, and technology.  She has been teaching the popular WR 150 course “Debates in the History of Medicine” since 2007 and has also taught courses on Darwin, astronomy, and science in Boston. Her research interests focus on popularization of science and popular science, particularly the Useful Knowledge Movement in nineteenth-century Britain.  Her pedagogical interests focus on the relationship between genre and audience. As part of her interest in science communication, Dr. Kinraide has worked with the Chemistry Department at Boston University to help develop a program to improve the quality of undergraduate science writing.  Dr. Kinraide serves on the BU Pre-professional Advising Board, helping students prepare for graduate studies in medicine.