Excellent news! We are pleased to announce that PhD candidate Lijing Jiang has been awarded the D. Kim Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship for History of Science and Technology in East Asia, and a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Konrad Lorenz Institute. With the D. Kim Fellowship, Lijing will do research on a project on history of Chinese biology at Princeton University hosted by Professor Benjamin Elman. The project is preliminarily titled “Steering Evolution’s Will: The Making of Experimental Biology in the Twentieth-Century China.” After that, she will visit Austria’s prestigious Konrad Lorenz Institute to work on a book project developed from her recently-defended dissertation “Degeneration in Miniature: History of Cell Degeneration Research in the Twentieth Century.”
This fall (2013), our beloved post-doctoral researcher Nathan Crowe will be joining the history department at the University of North Carolina Wilmington as Assistant Professor in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine. He's excited about moving to a region with a thriving biotechnology culture and a University with a strong history faculty as well as a respected biology program.
We are incredibly excited to announce that PhD candidate Mark Ulett has accepted a position as a Postdoctoral Lecturing Fellow in the Thompson Writing Program at Duke University, starting this July! This a three year position, with a possibility to renew for a further two years. Mark will design and teach five sections of the First Year Writing course each year, the theme for each class being based on his interests in the history and philosophy of science. Each seminar class is limited to twelve students and will focus on academic writing as a means of critical inquiry. Mark's first course will focus on Darwin's impact on western thinking generally.
The Thompson Writing Program at Duke University is recognized as one of the leading academic writing programs in the country. For more information, see: http://twp.duke.edu.