Marc graduated from Brandeis University in 2013 with a BA in History, focusing on the history of Latin American politics in the 20th century. His interests include the history of science and technology in Latin America, aviation in Latin America and the United States, and industrial development in Argentina and Brazil.
Joanna received an AB in physics from Harvard University and an MA in the social sciences from the University of Chicago. Her master’s thesis examined the role of introductory physics textbooks in familiarizing home economics students with emerging technologies in the early 20th century. Joanna’s research interests include the history of modern physics, popular science and scientific narratives, and scientific pedagogy.
Penelope holds a BS in aerospace engineering (astronautics) from the United States Naval Academy and an MA in history from the University of North Florida. Her master’s thesis examined contemporary British perception of the American Civil War as total and modern war. She is interested in how technology has historically affected societal judgments of morality, in naval and maritime technologies and in the history of science fiction.
Emily holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Princeton University and a master’s degree in history of science and technology from the University of Oklahoma. Her dissertation, “Space Travel at 1G: Space Tourism in Cold War America,” explores the history of family vacations to space sites such as Cape Canaveral and Space Camp. She is interested in the ways in which Americans made personal meaning from space exploration as tourists and proprietors of space-themed attractions. Emily plans to pursue a curatorial career and has interned at the National Air and Space Museum, the National Museum of American Jewish History, and the Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon in Dresden, Germany.
Jonathan received a BA in History from Portland State University and an MA from the University of Chicago. His master’s thesis explored Julian Huxley’s “evolutionary humanism,” a new, secular religion which was intended to produce social reform through a process of directed cultural and biological evolution. His research interests revolve around the history of modern biology, especially social and political applications of evolutionary theory.
Emilie received a BA in history and American Studies from the College of William and Mary and an MA from the University of Chicago. Her master’s thesis explored Thorstein Veblen’s theory that economics and Darwinian evolutionary theory should be integrated. She is interested in the history of evolutionary biology, the development of social scientific disciplines, and American intellectual and cultural history. She worked for the National Academy of Sciences before she started graduate work at Johns Hopkins.
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Phoebe received a BA and an MPhil in history from the University of Hong Kong in 2014. Her master’s thesis examined the history of the Skylab program, focusing on funding difficulties and public relations. She is interested in the history of spaceflight, especially the Japanese space program, international technology exchange, and public relations of space programs.