Michael Guenther

Humanities and Social Studies Center N3120
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States

Curriculum Vitae

Michael B Guenther

Associate Professor
Department chair of History

Department chair of Science, Medicine, and Society

Offices, Departments, or Centers: Education Studies , History , American Studies , Digital Studies , Science, Medicine, and Society , Technology Studies ,

Mike Guenther began teaching at Grinnell College in 2007, having received his B.A. from the University of Virginia, and his M.A. & Ph.D from Northwestern University. A historian of science, technology and the environment, he is currently finishing a book project (tentatively entitled, Science and Civic Culture: the Politics of Knowledge in the Age of Improvement) that explores the political role that scientific networks and institutions played in the eighteenth-century British Empire in the run-up to the American Revolution. In addition to teaching courses on the history of science, British history, and American environmental history, he has helped direct two interdisciplinary programs at Grinnell:  1.) Technology Studies and 2.) Science, Medicine & Society.  He has also taught several courses at Newton Correctional Facility as part of Grinnell’s Liberal Arts in Prison Program (LAPP).

Education and Degrees

B.A., University of Virginia M.A. & Ph.D, Northwestern University

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