Leib Celnik

Leib holds a bachelor’s degree in the history of science and art history from Harvard University and an MPhil in the history and philosophy of science from the University of Cambridge. His research focuses on the history of art conservation, with his master’s dissertation focusing on the importation of synthetic dyes used in eighteenth-century Japanese woodblock prints, and his undergraduate thesis focusing on the history of analyses of Greco-Roman marble sculpture. Leib is broadly interested in the history of the physical sciences, museum studies, and material culture studies.

Filip Geaman

Filip graduated from the University of Chicago with a BA in history and physics. His research interests focus on the intellectual history of the early modern period, concentrating on the history of religion and its effects on the natural sciences of 16th and 17th century Europe.

Hannah Haegeland

Hannah Haegeland studies military science and technologies in modern South Asia. She came to Hopkins to wrestle with questions that started forming during her decade holding research and teaching positions related to the history and security of the subcontinent in Albuquerque, Washington, DC, Seattle, New Delhi, and Kathmandu. Hannah has an MA in South Asia Studies from the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington, and a BA in History and English Literature from Concordia College, Moorhead.

Marlis Hinckley

Marlis holds a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, where she studied History of Science with a certificate in Spanish Literature, and an MPhil in Medieval History from the University of Cambridge. She is interested in medieval and early modern natural philosophy, as well as the history of alchemy, botany, and beekeeping.

Yize Hu

Yize received a BSc in chemistry from Nanjing University and an MA in East Asian Languages and Cultures from Columbia University. His master’s thesis examined the controversies over chemical fertilizer and the emergence of agricultural expertise in modern China. He once explored the interplay of scientific dispute and publication culture in the Taishō period (1912–26). Currently, he is working on a dissertation project about the evolution of systems technologies, engineering culture, and technocracy in Japan between the 1960s and the 1980s. He also has a strong interest in digital humanities.

Juyoung Lee

Juyoung received a BS in Science, Technology and Environmental Studies, a BA in Political Science and International Relations, and an MS in Science and Technology Studies from Seoul National University. Her master’s research traced how South Korean experts appropriated foreign planning methodologies to establish national-scale territorial plan in the 1960s. Before starting her graduate studies at Johns Hopkins, Juyoung worked for Science and Technology Policy Institute in South Korea. Juyoung’s research interests include the history of infrastructure and the Cold War history of East Asia.

Zeynep Kuleli

Zeynep received her BA in archaeology and history of art from Bilkent University and her MA in history of science from FSMV University. Her master’s thesis focused on Ibn al-Haytham’s Book of Optics and its influence throughout the history of mathematics. After coordinating the program of the School of Philosophy and History of Science (funded by ISTEV) for four years, she joined the history of science and technology program in 2018. Her research interests include the history of mathematics, knowledge networks in the early modern period, witchcraft and women’s studies.

Elliot Mertz

Elliot received his BA in History from the University of Chicago and his MA in European Studies from Yale University. His research centers on the role of epistemology in the application of received knowledge. Particularly, he is interested in how textual interpretations and laboratory practices of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century German and English chymists shaped,  and were in turn shaped by, their understandings of the systematic metaphysics of matter.

Urna Mukherjee

Urna received her BA(Hons) in English from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi, and MA and MPhil from the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. She has worked on voyage narratives of the India run during the British Colonial period, undertaking a broad survey of the Colonial anxieties of imagining, inscribing and regulating the Indian Ocean from the 17th to the 19th centuries. Urna’s interests include changing technologies of maritime navigation and sailing, and the relations between such technological transformations and the operative, discursive and narrative practices involving navigation, exploration and administration of the oceans in the backdrop of global colonial empires.

Douwe Schipper

Douwe received his BA (hons) in history and religion studies from Utrecht University’s University College Roosevelt (2016), his MSc in History and Philosophy of Science from Utrecht University (2018), and his MA in North American Studies from Leiden University (2019). He is primarily interested the technological and social history of urban transportation infrastructure. His current work compares the history of highways in different European and North American cities in the second half of the twentieth century.

Melody Xu

Melody received her BA from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, where she studied the history and philosophy of intelligence, as well as science and technology studies. Before starting her graduate studies at Johns Hopkins, she coordinated a NIH-funded, multi-site developmental science research initiative at NYU for four years and received two Fulbright independent research awards (China 2020-21 and United Kingdom 2021-2022) for separate projects on the history of artificial intelligence. Melody’s research interests include the history of psychology, developmental science, and AI. In particular, she is interested in exploring analogies and thematic overlaps across research on human and artificial intelligence.