James Skee

Visiting Researcher

University of California, Berkeley
CSTMS Research Unit: Office for the History of Science and Technology, CSTMS
Affiliation period: January 2018 - April 2018
Advisor(s)Cathryn Carson
Degrees PhD, History of Science :: UC Berkeley (2016)
MA, History of Science :: UC Berkeley
BA, History :: University of Southern California

James D. Skee is a Visiting Researcher at the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society. His research examines the historical encounter between business and Cold War rationality. He is currently working on his first book, By the Numbers: Harrison Price, Walt Disney, and how America’s Aviation Industry and Hollywood Changed the World of Business. The book describes the professional career of Harrison “Buzz” Price, an aeronautics engineer who became a management consultant for the commercial recreation industry, and his work with longtime client Walt Disney Studios.

James received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 2016. His research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation and the Social Science Research Council. His dissertation research also received a Citation of Special Recognition for the Carter Manny Award Program from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. From 2011 to 2015, James was the Edward Teller Fellow in Science and National Security Studies at the United States Department of Energy.

last updated: April 12th, 2020