Clare Kim received her undergraduate degree in history from Brown University with a focus in the history of science and mathematics. Her research centers on the history of twentieth and twenty-first century mathematics, examining the ways in which mathematicians and mathematics have interacted with other cultural practices. In particular, she is interested in how mathematics has functioned as an abstract, concrete, and/or aesthetic mode of inquiry, and how such transformations have informed the concepts and values of politics, philosophy, and the arts. Her dissertation examines the intersections between modernism, mathematics, politics, and the arts in interwar United States.
history of mathematics; intellectual history; science and humanities; media studies