Daniel Kevles Ph.D., Princeton, History

(Leave of absence) Stanley Woodward Prof History; Professor of American Studies; Adjunct Prof. of Law

Research Interests

interplay of science and society past and present; history of science in America; history of modern physics; history of modern biology, scientific fraud and misconduct; history of intellectual property in living organisms; history of science, arms, and the state

Current Projects

Dr. Kevles's teaching areas are the history of modern science, including genetics, physics, science in American society.

Selected Publications

  • Inventing America: A History of the United States, coauthored with Alex Keyssar, Pauline Maier, and Merritt Roe Smith (New York: W.W. Norton, 2002; 2nd edition forthcoming, 2005)
  • The Code of Codes: Scientific and Social Issues in the Human Genome Project, edited with Leroy Hood Harvard University Press, 1992; (paperback, 1993); published in Germany (Artemis and Winkler), 1994 and in Japan (Ague Shotu-Sha), 1997.
  • In the Name of Eugenics: Genetics and the Uses of Human Heredity Alfred A. Knopf, 1985; University of California Press,1986 (paperback); Harvard University Press, 1995 (paperback with new preface). Also published in England (Penguin), Japan (Asahi), Spain (Editions Planeta), France (Presse Universitaire de France).
  • International Eugenics, in Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Holocaust Museum, 2004), pp. 41-60
  • Big Chill in Biotechnology, Technology Review (July 2003)
  • Ownership and Identity: The Drive to Manipulate DNA Has Changed the Economy and the Law, The Scientist, Jan. 13, 2003

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