Hanna Rose Shell

 

Rose Shell

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Room E51-180
617-253-1943

hrshell@mit.edu

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Leo Marx Career Development Associate Professor of Science, Technology, and Society (STS)

Hanna Rose Shell, a historian of science and technology, and a media maker, is the Leo Marx Career Development Associate Professor of Science, Technology, and Society at MIT, and an affiliate in Comparative Media Studies.

Shell received a Ph.D. in the History of Science (Harvard, 2007) and an M.A. in American Studies (Yale University, 2002). She was a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows between 2007 and 2011. In both her text and film-based scholarship, Shell studies the production, use, and transformation of often-marginalized artifacts, located at the interstices of the found and the fabricated. Her current book project is a historical and theoretical investigation into the epistemology of reuse, in which objects of analysis include old clothes, decomposing vegetable matter, and other artifacts of strategic repurposing. Works from the last year include the scholarly article and media essay "Cinehistory and Experiments on Film," published in Journal of Visual Culture (Dec 2012) and the book Hide and Seek: Camouflage, Photography, and the Media of Reconnaissance, published by Zone Books (2012). Shell has been at MIT since 2008. Her courses include: "The Rise of Modern Science" (undergrad), "Technology and Experience" (undergrad), "Science on Screen&auot; (undergrad), "Introduction to History of Science" (grad), " Writing and Research Seminar in STS," "Introduction to STS" (grad), and "Experiments on Film" (grad/undergrad).

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617-253-4062
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