Warwick Anderson

Warwick Anderson

Fellow: Awarded 2007
Field of Study: History of Science and Technology

Competition: US & Canada

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Warwick H. Anderson holds an appointment as Professorial Research Fellow in the Department of History and the Center for Values, Ethics, and the Law in Medicine at the University of Sydney. Additionally, he has an affiliation with the Unit for History and Philosophy of Science at Sydney and is a Professorial Fellow of the Centre for Health and Society at the University of Melbourne. He is also affiliated with the Department of Medical History and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

As an historian of biology, medicine and public health, focusing on Australasia, the Pacific, Southeast Asia and the United States, Dr. Anderson is especially interested in ideas about race, human difference, and citizenship in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Occasionally he writes programmatically on postcolonial science studies and, more generally, on science and globalization.

Before moving to Sydney, Dr. Anderson was Robert Turell Professor of Medical History and Population Health, Professor of the History of Science, and Chair of the Department of Medical History and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. At Wisconsin he also served on the steering committee of the Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies and was a Faculty Affiliate of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies. Previously he taught at Harvard, Melbourne (where he founded the Centre for Health and Society), UCSF and Berkeley. In addition to his Guggenheim Fellowship, he has been awarded grants and fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Science Foundation, the Social Science Research Council (US), and the Rockefeller Foundation. In 2005-06, he was the Frederick Burkhardt Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. In February 2007, he was the inaugural Wellcome Senior Visiting Professor at the University of Manchester.

Follow this link for more information on Warwick Anderson’s new book, The Collectors of Lost Souls: Turning Kuru Scientists into Whitemen.

Read an excerpt from it in the History of Science Society Newsletter.

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