Jessica Wang

Jessica Wang

Visiting Scholar in the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History
Jessica Wang
Jessica Wang is Associate Professor of U.S. History at the University of British Columbia, where her work addresses a diverse range of questions about knowledge, power, and the conceptual frames that inform human beliefs and actions, whether in the contexts of national-level politics or local cultures, the upper echelons of state power, or the interior life of the scientific self. Her publications include American Science in an Age of Anxiety: Scientists, Anti-Communism, and the Cold War (1999), a recently completed book manuscript titled Mad Dogs and Other New Yorkers: Rabies, Medicine, and Society in an American Metropolis, 1840-1920, and articles and essays that have appeared in the Journal of American History, the Journal of Policy History, Isis, Osiris, Historical studies in the natural sciences, History and Technology, and other forums. At the Warren Center, Wang will work on two research projects: a broader study of inter-imperial collusion and American empire in the early twentieth century; and a closer examination of tropical agriculture and U.S. territorial rule in Hawai‘i, Puerto Rico, and Guam, 1900-1940.

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