Suman Seth, Cornell University

Associate Professor Ithaca, New York ss536@cornell.edu Office: (607) 255-3810

Bio/Research

Professor Suman Seth works on the social, cultural, and intellectual history of modern science. Interests include the history of the physical sciences (particularly quantum theory), gender and science, & science, race, and colonialism. He is the author of Crafting the Quantum: Arnold Sommerfeld a...

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Bio/Research

Professor Suman Seth works on the social, cultural, and intellectual history of modern science. Interests include the history of the physical sciences (particularly quantum theory), gender and science, & science, race, and colonialism. He is the author of Crafting the Quantum: Arnold Sommerfeld and the Practice of Theory, 1890-1926 (MIT, 2010) and the guest editor of a special issue of the journal Postcolonial Studies on “Science, Colonialism, Postcolonialism” (December, 2009). His current research is focused on the history of medicine, botany, zoology, anthropology, and colonialism. He is working on a monograph concerned with the theories and practices of human, animal, and plant acclimatization in England, France, and Germany, 1760-1914.

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