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Deborah Coen


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Deborah Coen



Deborah R. Coen earned a Ph.D. in History of Science from Harvard University, where she was also a Junior Fellow of the Society of Fellows. Before coming to Yale, she taught for ten years in the History Department at Barnard College and was Director of Research Clusters for the Columbia Center for Science and Society. Her research interests include the history of the modern physical and environmental sciences, modern central European intellectual and cultural history, history of the family, and scientific internationalism. She is the author of Vienna in the Age of Uncertainty: Science, Liberalism, and Private Life (2007) and The Earthquake Observers: Disaster Science from Lisbon to Richter (2013), both published by the University of Chicago Press. Her latest book, Climate in Motion: Thinking Across Scales in the Habsburg Empire (University of Chicago Press, forthcoming in 2018), is the first study of the science of climate dynamics before the computer age. In 2018-19, she will be studying the physical and social science of climate change with the support of a Mellon New Directions Fellowship.

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