Nathan Crowe, Assistant Professor

Morton Hall 222 | 910.962.2449 |


Nathan Crowe

Professor Crowe specializes in the history of science, technology, and medicine. His research focuses on the history of cloning and weaves together narratives from the history of cancer research, the history of embryology, and the history of molecular biology. He is the author of "Cancer, Conflict, and the Development of Nuclear Transplantation Techniques," published in the Journal of the History of Biology. In his manuscript in progress, he looks at the intersections of cloning research and the public conceptions of cloning science, focusing on how these episodes reflect broader trends in society and science.

From 2011-2013, Professor Crowe held a postdoctoral position at the Center for Biology and Society at Arizona State University. While there, he worked on a large digital humanities project, the Embryo Project Encyclopedia, which brought together innovative applied learning, public outreach, and historical research practices. He continues to play a role in this project as well as apply digital humanities methods to his own research.

Professor Crowe teaches a two semester survey on the history of science as well as classes on the Darwinian Revolution, Biology and Society in the 20th Century, and Race, Religion, and Politics in Modern Science.


Ph.D. University of Minnesota 2011 (History of Science, Technology, and Medicine)

M.A. North Carolina State University 2006 (History)

B.A. St. Mary's College of Maryland 2003 (Biology and History)



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