Associate Faculty

Nima Bassiri

Associate

Nima Bassiri works on the history and philosophy of the human sciences and medicine, with a particular emphasis on the mind and brain sciences since the eighteenth century. His current research focuses on the role neurological discourse has played in the historical and conceptual refashioning of the self throughout the nineteenth century, particularly in terms of how it augmented and transformed earlier, classical conceptions of personal identity.

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Isabel Gabel

Postdoctoral Fellow

History Affiliated Faculty

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Isabel Gabel works on the history of biology and the human sciences in the 20th century, with a particular focus on concepts of history and contingency across disciplines. Isabel is currently working on her book manuscript, Biology and the Historical Imagination: Science and Humanism in Twentieth-Century France,  which provides a genealogy of the relationship between developments in the fields of evolutionary theory, genetics, and embryology, and the emergence of structuralism and posthumanism in France.

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Aviva Rothman

Associate

Aviva Rothman studied history and history of science at Princeton University, where she received her doctorate in 2012. Her book manuscript, “The Quest for Harmony: Johannes Kepler’s Vision of Cosmos, Confession, and Community,” focuses on the seventeenth-century astronomer Johannes Kepler and his efforts to establish harmony across the religious, philosophical/scientific, and political boundaries of a divided Europe at the dawn of the Thirty Years War.

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