Brit Shields, University of Pennsylvania



I am a historian and sociologist of science, mathematics and technology.  I research and write about the cultural history of scientific communities, institutions and ideas.  My work focuses on the profound reciprocal relationship between, on the one hand, science, mathematics and technology, and on the other hand, our society and cultural norms.

I am a Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania where I teach Engineering Ethics.


PhD History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania, 2015

MA Humanities and Social Thought: Science Studies, New York University, 2008

BS Mass Communications, Miami University, 2002


My CV is available here.