Adjunct Associate Professor
I am a historian of technology and science who studies the chemistry and physics of the early modern West. My research combines art, material culture and materials science into more typically historical concerns of social, economic, and intellectual life. At present, I am writing a book about the technologies of printing in colors before 1800, completing a series of essays about the social, technological and scientific transformations that result from eighteenth-century encounters between East and West, and devising a model (case study) about emerging technologies and pressures, both global and local, on the "pre-industrial" textile industry. I was granted a Ph.D. from SUNY-Stony Brook in 1999 and have held fellowships from or at the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Huntington Library, the Max-Planck-Institut-für Wissenschaftsgeschichte (Berlin), the Smithsonian, and the National Science Foundation. I have been advisory editor for Technology and Culture since 2001.
A copy of my résumé can be found at: http://bit.ly/SL_resume