Graduate Students

Marc Alsina
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.

Aaron Bateman
Aaron received a BA in Political Science from Saint Joseph’s University and an MA in International Relations from Saint Mary’s University. He also has a certificate in Russian language from Kazan State University in the Russian Federation. Prior to Johns Hopkins, Aaron served for six years as a commissioned officer in the US Air Force. He is primarily interested in Cold War science and technology, technological competition, and American foreign policy. He has publications in Science and DiplomacyPhysics Today, and The Journal of Slavic Military 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.

Ryan Hearty
Ryan received an MS in electrical and computer engineering from Johns Hopkins University and a BM in guitar performance from Peabody Conservatory. For his master’s degree, he created a library of communications modules for FPGAs. After working on NASA flight hardware for several years at the Applied Physics Laboratory, Ryan joined the history of science and technology program in 2017. He is interested in the history of computer and communications technology, early modern natural philosophy and history of the environmental sciences.

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 emergence of agricultural expertise in modern China. He is currently interested in the histories of hormone, rejuvenation technology, and modification of body in modern China and Japan.

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 Karasahan
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.

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). In 2018, he served as the manuscript assistant of Isis, the journal of the History of Science Society. He also serves as a special editor for Dutch language sources for the Isis Current Bibliography (2018-present). His research interests include (de)industrialization, modernization, professionalization and institutionalization of science, the relation between science and public policy, and urban history. His past research has focused on the late-nineteenth and twentieth century, both in Europe and the United States.