Tal Arbel

Postdoctoral Researcher at the Rank of Instructor

Trained as a historian of the behavioral and mind sciences, Tal Arbel is continuously intrigued by scientific efforts to render objective that which eludes objectification. More specifically, her work investigates the development of methods and tools for measuring subjective phenomena, such as thoughts, feelings and wants.

Jordan Bimm

Postdoctoral Researcher at the Rank of Instructor

Jordan Bimm is a historian of science, technology, and medicine focused on the human and biological aspects of space exploration.

Iris Clever

Assistant Director of Advancement and Lecturer

Iris Clever is a historian of science, medicine, and technology whose research explores why and how science measures what it measures.

Isabel Gabel

Postdoctoral Researcher at the Rank of Instructor

Isabel Gabel is a historian of science, medicine, and political thought. Her work explores how the modern life sciences created spaces of uncertainty and irresolvability which in turn reshaped the epistemological foundations of liberalism in the twentieth century.

Kaat Louckx

Morris Fishbein Center for the History of Science and Medicine

Kaat Louckx is Assistant Professor of Science and Society at the Forum Internationale Wissenschaft of the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn and a member of the Morris Fishbein Center for the History of Science and Medicine. She works on the history and sociology of the human and social sciences, with a particular focus on the history of representations and conceptualizations of the social body (or “corps social”). 

Kristine Palmieri

Postdoctoral Researcher at the Rank of Instructor

Kristine Palmieri is a historian of science and knowledge in German-speaking Europe whose work spans the early modern and modern periods. Her work focuses especially on the history of philology and language studies, the history of the human sciences, as well as the history of scholarly practices and scientific methods. She also has longstanding interests in the history of European encounters with ‘others’ and new interests in the global history of ‘modern’ science.

David Sepkoski

Thomas M. Siebel Endowed Chair, Professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Department of History

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
History, 301 Greg Hall
810 S. Wight Street M/C 466
Urbana, IL 61801

David Sepkoski is the Thomas M. Siebel Chair in History of Science at the University of Illinois.  He specializes in transnational history of biological, environmental, and information sciences in cultural context.

William H. Sterner

Postdoctoral Researcher

Grounded in decades of teaching programming and managing computer technology, as well as philosophical research and teaching at the University of Chicago, William Sterner’s project aims at reconstituting the teleological significances surrounding the cultural disruptions generated by technological innovation and new scientific knowledge. He’s seeking to identify the ethical and political impacts of these productive disruptions across the existing variety of common sense habitats.