Susan Lindee

Guest Speaker

A distinguished historian of science, Dr. Susan Lindee has special interests in the history of genetics, gender and science, science and popular culture, and science and war.  She looks forward to talking about Charles Darwin, the Voyage of the Beagle and the theory of evolution in Galápagos.  Her books include Moments of Truth in Genetic Medicine (2005); The DNA Mystique: The Gene as a Cultural Icon (1995, with Dorothy Nelkin); and Suffering Made Real: American Science and the Survivors at Hiroshima (1994). 

Dr. Lindee has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Burroughs Wellcome Fund 40th Anniversary Award and support from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Wenner-Gren Foundation. 

She has been a member of the Penn faculty since 1990 and spent 10 years as a journalist before earning her Ph.D. in history and philosophy of science from Cornell. Dr. Lindee is also associate dean of the School of Arts and Sciences.

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