Daniel Kevles Ph.D., Princeton, History

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


Departments & Organizations



History of Medicine

Biography

Professor Kevles received his B.A. from Princeton University (Physics) in 1960, training at Oxford University (European History) from 1960-61, and his Ph.D. from Princeton (History) in 1964. His research interests include: the interplay of science and society past and present; the history of science in America; the history of modern physics; the history of modern biology, scientific fraud and misconduct; the history of intellectual property in living organisms; and the history of science, arms, and the state. His teaching areas are the history of modern science, including genetics, physics, science in American society, and the engineering and ownership of life. His books include The Baltimore Case, In the Name of Eugenics, The Physicists, The Code of Codes (co-edited with Leroy Hood), and Inventing America: A History of the United States (coauthored). He is currently completing a book on the history of innovation and intellectual property protection in the stuff of life.


Education

  • B.A., Princeton University , 1960
  • Ph.D., Princeton University , 1964

Selected Publication

  • 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)
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