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Nina E. Lerman <email@example.com>
Research projects explore intersections of ideologies of technology, technological practices, and social ideologies and structures -- which people are expected to know about which technologies, which people can get access to knowledge about which technologies, how material and cultural aspects of society shape each other. Past work has focused on gender (and race and class) and technology; current work shifting toward race, racialization, and whiteness (and gender and class) and technology.
345 Boyer Ave
Walla Walla, Washington 99362
|Primary Phone:||(509) 527-5888|
|List Affiliations:||Advisory Board Member for H-Sci-Med-Tech
Reviewer for H-Women
|Interests:||African American History / Studies
American History / Studies
Childhood and Education
History of Science, Medicine, and Technology
Labor History / Studies
Urban History / Studies
Women, Gender, and Sexuality
PhD 1993 Department of History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania.
Associate Professor of History, Whitman College -- teach 18th and 19th c North America/US; US women and gender history; African-American History; Environmental History; history of technology. Active in Gender Studies and Race and Ethnic Studies programs.
Selected Publications and Presentations:
"Electricity, Morality, Region, and Race: Ideologies of Technology and Civilization in American Industrial Education" Society for the History of Technology, October 2003
"New South, New North: Region, Ideology, and Access in Industrial Education," in Bruce Sinclair, ed., Technology and the African American Experience: Needs and Opportunities for Study (MIT Press, 2004).
Gender and Technology: a Reader (Johns Hopkins Press, 2003), edited with Arwen Mohun and Ruth Oldenziel
Children of Progress: Technical Education and Social Order in 19th-Century Philadelphia (book, in progress)
Hoes, Bricks, and Generators: Technological Knowledge for the New South (emerging project)
"Technology," American Girlhood: an Encyclopedia, ed. Miriam Forman-Brunell (ABC-Clio, 2001).
"The Uses of Useful Knowledge: Science, Technology, and Social Boundaries in an Industrializing City," Osiris 12(1997): 39-59.
"'Preparing for the Duties and Practical Business of Life': Technological Knowledge and Social Structure in Mid-19th-Century Philadelphia," Technology and Culture 38(1997):31-59.