Karen Darling

Executive Editor

E-mail: darling@uchicago.edu
Subjects: Science studies (history, philosophy, and social studies of science, medicine, and technology)
Series: scienceculture, Synthesis


I am responsible for book acquisitions in science studies. This encompasses the history, philosophy, and social studies of science, medicine, and technology. My academic background is principally in philosophy, specifically the philosophy of science which I studied at Northwestern University with Arthur Fine and David Hull (PhD, 2002). As Senior Editor, I develop a portfolio of projects that showcase the diversity and depth of the fields for which I'm responsible. This includes new manuscripts, translations, and copublications about the natural and human sciences, medicine, and technology for a variety of audiences, including general readers, specialists, and students. The following selection of recent acquisitions highlight some of this diversity in form and content: Androids in the Enlightenment: Mechanics, Artisans, and Cultures of the Self; Curiosity: How Science Became Interested in Everything; Everyday Technology: Machines and the Making of India’s Modernity; Health Care for Some: Rights and Rationing in the United States since 1930; Influences: Art, Optics, and Astrology in the Italian Renaissance; In Search of Mechanisms: Discoveries across the Life Sciences; The Secrets of Alchemy; and Studying Human Behavior: How Scientists Investigate Aggression and Sexuality. I also encourage new contributions to two Press series: science.culture, a trade series edited by Adrian Johns, and Synthesis, a more recently initiated series in the history of chemistry, broadly construed.


I am ably assisted by Evan White, Editorial Associate.


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