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Myles W. Jackson

Professor
School of Historical Studies

Affiliation

Historical Studies

Field of Study

Historian of Science

Myles W. Jackson, a historian of science, explores the intersections between science, technology, aesthetics, history, and society. The breadth of Jackson’s research extends from the artisanal production of scientific knowledge in nineteenth-century Germany to molecular biology and physics, intellectual property and privacy issues, knowledge sharing, race and genomics, bioengineering, and the interactions between musicians, natural scientists, and radio engineers. His scholarship is noted for its cross-disciplinary methodology and interweaves economic, commercial, and scientific insights, pushing the boundaries of the field to establish fresh lines of inquiry.

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Dates at IAS

Faculty
School of Historical Studies

Degrees

University of Cambridge
Ph.D.
1991
University of Cambridge
M.Phil.
1988
Cornell University
B.A.
1986

Honors

Awards: Alexander von Humboldt Research Prize (Reimar Lüst Prize), Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2014); Francis Bacon Award in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, California Institute of Technology (2010)
Board Appointments: Board of Directors of the American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation; Editorial Board of "Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century"; Advisory Board of the "Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte"
Fellowships: American Academy in Berlin; Senior Fellow, Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics, Kaiserslautern; Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin; Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin
Memberships: Corresponding Member, Académie Internationale d'Histoire des Sciences, Liege, Belgium; Member, German National Academy of Sciences–Leopoldina; Member, Academy of the Sciences for the Common Good, Erfurt, Germany

Appointments

New York University
2012–2018
Professor of History, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
NYU–Langone School of Medicine
2012–2018
Professor in the Division of Medical Ethics
Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy, New York University School of Law
2012–2018
Faculty Affiliate
Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University
2008–2018
Albert Gallatin Research Excellence Professor of the History of Science
California Institute of Technology
2012
Francis Bacon Visiting Professor of the History of Science & Technology
Polytechnic Institute, New York University
2007–2012
Dibner Family Professor of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
Willamette University
2007
Professor of the History of Science, Director of Humanities, Chair of Science Studies
Willamette University
2002–2007
Associate Professor of the History of Science, Director of Humanities, Chair of Science Studies
Willamette University
1998–2002
Assistant Professor of the History of Science
University of Chicago
1995–1998
Visiting Assistant Professor of History, History of Science, the College, and the Committee on the Conceptual Foundations of Science
University of Pennsylvania
1994–1995
Lecturer
Harvard University
1992–1994
Lecturer