Current Member

John Lardas Modern

Social Science
Field of Study
Religious Studies
Home Institution
Franklin & Marshall College

John Lardas Modern is interested in the religious history and religious affects of cybernetics. His research agenda involves, first, charting different moments in the pre-history of the cybernetic boom at mid-century and, second, investigating the proposition that the brain is a machine of the highest order under which all other forces in the human world play subservient roles.

Dates at IAS
  • Social Science
University of California, Santa Barbara Ph.D., 2003
Miami University (Ohio) M.A., 1996
Princeton University B.A., 1993
ACLS Frederick Burkhardt Fellowship for Recently Tenured Scholars 2018
Franklin & Marshall College 2006–2017 Faculty
Haverford College 2003–2006 Visiting Asst. Professor