Research Fellow, Center for Applied History, Chemical Heritage Foundation
Ph.D. in history and sociology of science, University of Pennsylvania, 2014.
M.A. in history and sociology of science, University of Pennsylvania, 2011.
B.A. in history, with honors, University of Chicago, 2006.
"The History of Data is the History of Labor," Lady Science for The New Inquiry, March 16, 2017.
"Bringing the Drugstore Home: An Interview with Deanna Day," Cabinet, Winter 2015–2016.
"Exercise Without Failure: Building Fitness Apps As Narrative Games," Model View Culture, April 29, 2015.
"98.6: Fevers, Fertility, and the Patient Labor of American Medicine," Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Pennsylvania. 2014.
"How to Tell If You’re Dead: The 19th-century doctor who wanted to create a 'death thermometer,'" Slate, April 22, 2014.
"Toward a Zombie Epistemology: What It Means to Live and Die in Cabin in the Woods," Ada: A Journal of Gender, Media and Technology no. 3, November 2013.
"Making Up Wizards: Harry Potter, Wizards, and How We Let Technology Create Who We Are," Popmatters, August 17, 2012.
"Eastern State Penitentiary – Philadelphia, PA," British Society for the History of Science Travel Guide, June 19, 2012.
Public History & Digital Humanities
Managing Editor, Somatosphere, 2015–2016.
Project Judge, National History Day Philly, 2013-2015.
Historical Consultant, The Women of Philadelphia: A Documentary, History Making Productions, 2014.
Editor-at-Large, Digital Humanities Now, 2012-2013.
Curatorial Intern, American Philosophical Society Museum, 2008. Assisted with “Dialogues with Darwin” online exhibition, including designing the museum’s first social media presence.
Editor-in-Chief and Board Member, Otium, 2005–2007. Edited and published a cross-genre, long-format online magazine dedicated to combining literary fiction with non-fiction, art, interviews, and interactive pieces.
Invited Lectures and Campus Talks
"Infrastructures of Hope: Medicine and Frontier Narratives in Southern California," Brown Bag Lecture Series, Chemical Heritage Foundation, April 3, 2017.
"Bringing Science Down to the Level of Boys: Chemistry Sets, the American Future, and Making Meaning out of Science Using the Technological Systems of Toys," Brown Bag Lecture Series, Chemical Heritage Foundation, May 19, 2015.
"Seeing Like a Zombie: Fertility, Bureaucracy, and the End of the World," Zom Con: The Great Works Symposium at Drexel University, May 14, 2015.
"Reinventing the Safe Period: The Contested History of Fertility Charting," Percy Skuy Lecture, Dittrick Museum of Medical History, April 9, 2015.
"A Short Biography of the Medicine Cabinet," Philly Nerd Nite, April 9, 2014.
"Working Mothers: How the Consumer Thermometer Created a New Medical Laborer," Bates Nursing History Center Seminar Series, April 10, 2013.
"Black Boxing Women: The Computerization of Natural Family Planning and the Creation of our Cybernetic Subjectivity," Brown Bag Lecture Series, Chemical Heritage Foundation, December 11, 2012.
"Infrastructures of Hope: Medicine and Frontier Narratives in Southern California," Maintainers II, Stevens Institute of Technology, April 8, 2017.
Panel Moderator, “Tools, Techniques, and Communities: Oral History in Software History,” Command Lines: Software, Power, and Performance, Computer History Museum, March 19, 2017.
"Data-driven Science for Creating Tiny Miracles: The Unacknowledged and Unpaid Labor of Fertility Charting," Worn Out: Motherwork in the Age of Austerity, Sarah Lawrence, March 7, 2015.
"Unpacking Cyborg Fertility: Natural Family Planning and the Quantified Self," Theorizing the Web, April 26, 2014.
"'As Modern as Tomorrow': Toward a Social History of the Medicine Cabinet as Architectural Innovation and Ontological Category," Society for the History of Technology Annual Meeting, October 12, 2013.
"Mittelschmerz, Spikes, or Blinking Lights? Thermometers, Fertility and Making Knowledge about the Body," Artefacts Annual Conference, October 7, 2013.
"Patient Labor and Domestic Thermometry, 1870-2013," American Association for the History of Medicine Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA. May 18, 2013.
"From Ovulindex to Lady-Comp: Natural Family Planning and the Generation of our Cybernetic Subjectivity," Society for Social Studies of Science Annual Meeting, Copenhagen Business School. October 20, 2012.
"Standardizing Consumption, Silencing Labor: A Social History of the Medicine Cabinet," Knowledge in a Box: How Mundane Things Shape Knowledge Production, Kavala, Greece. July 28, 2012.
"The Patient Labor of Reproductive Care: The Contested History of Fertility Charting and Female Physiology," Canadian Society for the History of Medicine Annual Conference, Waterloo, Ontario. May 28, 2012.
"'Walking Biological Computers': Natural Family Planing and the Creation of a Cybernetic Subjectivity," Fascinating Rhythms: A Conference on the History and Philosophy of Biological Rhythms Research, University of Minnesota. May 12, 2012.
"The Patient Labor of Reproductive Care: The Contested History of Fertility Charting and Female Physiology," History of Women’s Health Conference, Pennsylvania Hospital. April 18, 2012.
"Making Up Wizards: Technologies of the Body in the Magical World," Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Annual Conference, Albuquerque. February 11, 2012.
"'Walking Biological Computers': How Domestic Thermometry Created a New Subjectivity," Society for the History of Technology Annual Meeting, Cleveland. November 5, 2011.
"Data Taking and Body Making: How Domestic Thermometry Created Quantified Bodies," The Regimen of Bodily Health: Nutrition and Natural Knowledge, University of Toronto. March 18, 2011.
"'Furnishing a Certain Proof': Navigating Trust in Early Medical Thermometry," Uncertainty: Ambiguity and Doubt in Knowledge Production, Stanford University. April 23, 2010.
"'Telling Things That Nobody Can Know Otherwise': Early Use of the Thermometer as a Medical Technology in the Home," Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. October 10, 2009.
John C. Haas Post-doctoral Fellowship, Chemical Heritage Foundation, 2014-2015.
William Helfand History of Medicine Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, 2014.
Price Dissertation Fellowship, Chemical Heritage Foundation, 2012–2013.
H. N. Segall Prize, Canadian Society for the History of Medicine, 2012. Awarded for “The Patient Labor of Reproductive Care: The Contested History of Fertility Charting and Female Physiology.”
Dissertation Research Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, 2011.
Benjamin Franklin Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, 2007–2012.
Instructor, University of Pennsylvania
- A Zombie’s History of Medicine and Technology (Summer 2012)
Guest Instructor, University of Pennsylvania
- Environments and Health (Fall 2014)
- Technology and Medicine in Modern America (Summer 2013)
Teaching Assistant, University of Pennsylvania
- Technology and Society (Spring 2014 and Spring 2012)
- Engineering Ethics (Fall 2013)
- The Information Age (Fall 2011 and Fall 2008)
- Introduction to Bioethics (Spring 2010)
- American Business History (Fall 2010)
- Medicine in History (Fall 2009)
- Health and Society: Global Perspectives (Spring 2009)
Historical Consulting, 2010-2016. Clients include Johnson & Johnson, History Making Productions, and scholars in medicine, medical ethics, art and architecture, and history of science.