Cathryn Carson

Professor, History
University of California, Berkeley
CSTMS Research Unit: Berkeley Program in Science and Technology Studies, Office for the History of Science and Technology


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Cathryn Carson is a historian of modern science. Her research has dealt with the philosophical, cultural, and political history of twentieth-century science, especially theoretical physics; the integration of social scientific and humanistic perspectives into engineering education; and the organization and management of research universities. She teaches at the graduate and undergraduate levels, including a new, very large course on the Human Contexts and Ethics of Data for Berkeley's Data Science major and minor. She has served as Associate Dean of Social Sciences; as the founding Interim Director of D-Lab, the Social Science Data Laboratory; as Faculty Lead of Berkeley’s interdisciplinary Data Science Education Program; and as Chair of the Faculty Advisory Board for the university's data science initiative, which developed the blueprint for Berkeley’s current organizational realignment around data science.


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last updated: May 24th, 2024