Catherine Jackson Joins the HPS Program

Author: Jessica Baron

Catherine Jackson

The HPS program would like to welcome Catherine Jackson as its first postdoctoral fellow! Professor Jackson received her first Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Cambridge University and her second Ph.D. in History of Science from University College London. She was most recently a Gordon Cain Teaching Fellow at the Chemical Heritage Foundation.

She is currently working on a manuscript entitled Material World: analysis, synthesis, and the making of modern chemistry. Her previous publications include an edited volume (with Hasok Chang) called An Element of Controversy: The Life of Chlorine in Science, Medicine, Technology and War (British Society for the History of Science: 2007).

This Fall, she will be teaching a course entitled Doing Science, Doing History.