David Hollinger

Professor, Department of History
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Berkeley

CSTMS Research Unit: Berkeley Program in Science and Technology Studies, Office for the History of Science and Technology, Berkeley Program in Science and Technology Studies, Office for the History of Science and Technology
Website
davidhol@berkeley.edu

David Hollinger's science-related engagements focus primarily on the construction and political-cultural uses of theories of science in the United States since the Darwinian controversy. This has been a theme in his Morris R. Cohen and the Scientific Ideal (1975) and Science, Jews, and Secular Culture (1996) and in a number of articles and conference papers. He is currently interested in the ways in which frankly non-scientific and ostensibly scientific conceptions of "race" are competing for attention and being put to a variety of political uses. Professor Hollinger offers several historically based arguments concerning this highly contested and policy-relevant terrain in the Winter 2005 issue of Daedalus in an essay entitled "The One Drop Rule and the One Hate Rule."

last updated: November 8th, 2012