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Associate Dean for the Social Sciences
Janice and Julian Bers Professor of History and Sociology of Science
116 College Hall, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6377
As Associate Dean for the Social Sciences, Susan Lindee, Janice and Julian Bers Professor of History and Sociology of Science, oversees the Departments of Anthropology, Criminology, Economics, History and Sociology of Science, Political Science, and Sociology, as well as several research centers in the social sciences.
A distinguished historian of science, Dr. Lindee has special interests in the history of genetics, gender and science, science and popular culture, and science and war. Her books include Moments of Truth in Genetic Medicine (2005); The DNA Mystique: The Gene as a Cultural Icon (1995, with Dorothy Nelkin); and Suffering Made Real: American Science and the Survivors at Hiroshima (1994).
Dr. Lindee has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Burroughs Wellcome Fund 40th Anniversary Award and support from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the Wenner-Gren Foundation. She has been a member of the Penn faculty since 1990. Prior to becoming Associate Dean, she served as Chair of History and Sociology of Science. She spent ten years as a journalist before earning her Ph.D. in History and Philosophy of Science from Cornell.