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I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in Department II of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, after having earned a PhD from Harvard in 2016, and a B.A. from Yale in 2008, with two years of interim studies as a Research Student and then Visiting Scholar at the University of Tokyo.
My interests lie at the intersection of media and epistemology. How is knowledge shaped by its material supports, and what consequences does this materiality have for the very possibility of knowing? These interests are represented in my doctoral thesis "Republic of Letters, Empire of Textbooks: Globalizing Western Knowledge, 1790-1895," whose book manuscript I am now preparing. In addition, I am also at work on a database of images in popular scientific texts in China and Japan, as well a history of data compression before the modern era.