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Core Faculty

Name Research Area Title Position Email
Brian Baigrie Philosophy of early modern science Associate Professor Core Faculty brian.baigrie@utoronto.ca
Joseph Berkovitz Philosophy of Probability, Philosophy of Physics, Philosophy of Economics Associate Professor Core Faculty joseph.berkovitz@utoronto.ca
Lucia Dacome History of medicine Associate Professor Core Faculty lucia.dacome@utoronto.ca
Yiftach Fehige Christianity and science Associate Professor Core Faculty yiftach.fehige@utoronto.ca
Craig Fraser History of mathematics Professor Core Faculty craig.fraser@utoronto.ca
Michael Miller Philosophy of Physics, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics, History of 20th Century Physics Assistant Professor Core Faculty1 mike.miller@utoronto.ca
Mark Solovey History and philosophy of the social sciences Assistant Professor Core Faculty mark.solovey@utoronto.ca
Marga Vicedo History of biology Associate Professor Core Faculty marga.vicedo@utoronto.ca
Denis Walsh Philosophy of biology Professor Core Faculty1 denis.walsh@utoronto.ca
Rebecca Woods History of technology Assistant Professor Core Faculty rebecca.woods@utoronto.ca
Chen-Pang Yeang History of physics Associate Professor Core Faculty chenpang.yeang@utoronto.ca

1. Cross-appointed with the department of Philosophy.

Part Time Faculty Appointments (PTFA)

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Name Research Area Title Position Email
Hakob Barseghyan Philosophy of Science, Theory of Scientific Change Assistant Professor PTFA hakob.barseghyan@utoronto.ca
Nikolai Krementsov History of biology and of medicine Professor PTFA n.krementsov@utoronto.ca
Wen-Ching Sung Medical anthropology; anthropology of science and technology Assistant Professor PTFA wenching.sung@utoronto.ca

Affiliates

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(Members of the Graduate Faculty of the IHPST from other University of Toronto departments, or external to the University of Toronto, and Professors Emeriti)

Name Institutional Affiliation Area of specialization Contact
Brown, James R. Professor Emeritus of the Dept. of Philosophy, University of Toronto Philosophy of science, foundations of physics, philosophy of mathematics, sociology of science jrbrown@chass.utoronto.ca
Chakravartty, Anjan Professor, Dept. of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame Philosophy of science chakravartty.1@nd.edu
De Sousa, Ronald B. Professor Emeritus of the Dept. of Philosophy, University of Toronto Philosophy of mind; philosophy of biology sousa@chass.utoronto.ca
Gingras, Yves Professor, Dept. of History, UQAM History of physics gingras.yves@uqam.ca
Goldenberg, Maya J. Associate Professor, Dept. of Philosopy, University of Guelph Medical epistemology in social context mgolden@uoguelph.ca
Goldstick, Daniel J. Professor Emeritus of the Dept. of Philosophy Philosophy of Science 416-925-6731
Hehmeyer, Ingrid Associate Professor, Dept. of History, Ryerson University History of Arab/Islamic sciences and technology ihehmeye@arts.ryerson.ca
Huber, Franz Assistant Professor, Dept. of Philosophy, University of Toronto Formal epistemology, general philosophy of science and philosophical logic, metaphysics, philosophy of language, metaphilosophy franz.huber@utoronto.ca
Huneman, Philippe Professor, Institut d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques (IHPST), Paris Philosophy of biology; philosophy of medicine; Kantism and modern German philosophy; history of 18th-19th century biology; philosophy of science huneman@wanadoo.fr
Jones-Imhotep, Edward Associate Professor, Department of History, York University History of technology and the history and philosophy of the physical sciences imhotep@yorku.ca
Lightman, Bernard Professor, Division of Humanities, York University Science and religion lightman@yorku.ca
Morrison, Margaret Professor, Dept. of Philosophy, University of Toronto Philosophy of science; Kant mmorris@chass.utoronto.ca
Murphy, Michelle Professor, Dept. of History and Women and Gender Studies, University of Toronto History of science, technology, and environment; Feminist science and technology studies michelle.murphy@utoronto.ca
Penfold, Steve Associate Professor, Dept. of History, University of Toronto 20th century Canada, social, cultural, political steve.penfold@utoronto.ca
Seager, William E. Professor, Dept. of Philosophy, University of Toronto Philosophy of science; philosophy of mind seager@utsc.utoronto.ca
Shorter, Edward (Ned) Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto History of medicine; history of psychiatry history.medicine@utoronto.ca
Smith, Brian Cantwell Faculty of Information, University of Toronto Foundations and philosophy of computing, both in the practice and theory of computer science and in the use of computational metaphors in other fields such as philosophy, cognitive science, physics, and art brian.cantwell.smith@utoronto.ca
Snobelen, Stephen D. Associate Professor, History of Science and Technology, University of King’s College History of science (Early Modern and 19th century); science and religion, Isaac Newton; the popularization of science; radical theology in the Early Modern period; and millenarianism Stephen.snobelen@ukings.ca
Thompson, Paul Professor Emeritus of the IHPST Philosophy of biology p.thompson@utoronto.ca
Upshur, Ross E.G. Family and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto Philosophy of Medicine ross.upshur@utoronto.ca
Wolfe, David A. Professor, Dept. of Political Science, University of Toronto Economics of innovation and technology transfer david.wolfe@utoronto.ca

Emerit(i/ae) Professors of the IHPST

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Name Research Area Title Position Email
Bert Hall History of Technology Professor Emeritus Emerit(i/ae) Professors bert.hall@utoronto.ca
Janis Langins History of Technology Professor Emeritus Emerit(i/ae) Professors j.langins@utoronto.ca
Trevor Levere History of Chemistry University Professor Emeritus Emerit(i/ae) Professors trevor.levere@utoronto.ca
Pauline Mazumdar History of Medicine Professor Emerita Emerit(i/ae) Professors pmazumda@chass.utoronto.ca
Paul Thompson Philosophy of biology and of medicine Professor Emeritus Emerit(i/ae) Professors p.thompson@utoronto.ca
Mary Winsor History of Biology Professor Emerita Emerit(i/ae) Professors polly.winsor@utoronto.ca

 

UTSIC Curator

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Name Research Area Title Position Email
Erich Weidenhammer Cataloguing of the University of Toronto’s historic scientific instruments Curator and Researcher and PhD alumnus of the IHPST University of Toronto Scientific Instruments Collection Project (UTSIC) erich.weidenhammer@utoronto.ca

 

Administrators of the IHPST

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Name Research Area Title Position Email
Chen-Pang Yeang History of Physics Director Academic Administrators chenpang.yeang@utoronto.ca
Yiftach Fehige Christianity and Science Director of Graduate Studies, Colloquium Coordinator Academic Administrators yiftach.fehige@utoronto.ca
Joseph Berkovitz Philosophy of Probability, Phil. of Physics, Phil. of Economics Director of Undergraduate Studies Academic Administrators joseph.berkovitz@utoronto.ca

Administrative Staff

Name Research Area Title Position Contact
Denise Horsley Graduate and Undergraduate Academic Assistant Administrative Staff denise.horsley@utoronto.ca
416-978-5397
Muna Salloum Business Manager and Executive Assistant to the Director Administrative Staff muna.salloum@utoronto.ca
416-978-5131

Administrative Staff

Name Research Area Title Position Contact
Denise Horsley Graduate and Undergraduate Academic Assistant Administrative Staff denise.horsley@utoronto.ca
416-978-5397
Muna Salloum Business Manager and Executive Assistant to the Director Administrative Staff muna.salloum@utoronto.ca
416-978-5131

Administrative Staff

Name Research Area Title Position Email
Denise Horsley Graduate and Undergraduate Academic Assistant Administrative Staff denise.horsley@utoronto.ca
Muna Salloum Business Manager and Executive Assistant to the Director Administrative Staff muna.salloum@utoronto.ca

Graduate Students

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Name Research Area Title Position Email
Esther Atkinson Eighteenth century medicine; 18th century childhood PhD candidate Graduate Student esther.atkinson@utoronto.ca
Oana Baboi History of medicine, South Asian studies PhD candidate Graduate Student oana.baboi@mail.utoronto.ca
Jeni Barton History of technology; history of earth sciences PhD candidate Graduate Student jeni.barton@mail.utoronto.ca
Riiko Bedford PhD candidate Graduate Student riiko.bedford@mail.utoronto.ca
Donald Borrett Philosophy of science PhD candidate Graduate Student d.borrett@utoronto.ca
Mariya Boyko History of mathematics and mathematics education PhD candidate Graduate Student mariya.boyko@mail.utoronto.ca
Michael Cournoyea Philosophy of medicine; philosophy of biology PhD candidate Graduate Student michael.cournoyea@mail.utoronto.ca
Aleksandar Djedovic Philosophy of biology, philosophy of cognitive science PhD candidate Graduate Student alex.djedovic@mail.utoronto.ca
Chris Dragos Social epistemology; collective Epistemology; general epistemology; general philosophy of science PhD candidate Graduate Student chris.dragos@mail.utoronto.ca
Roula Faraj Epistemology, philosophy of Perception, history and philosophy of physics PhD candidate Graduate Student roula.faraj@mail.utoronto.ca
Jennifer Fraser History of medicine, science and technology studies, public health history, and Aboriginal health PhD candidate Graduate Student jenniferlindsey.fraser@mail.utoronto.ca
Gwyndaf Garbutt Epistemology and the movement of natural information into the vernacular in late medieval Europe PhD candidate Graduate Student gwyndaf.garbutt@mail.utoronto.ca
Gary Graham Philosophy of physics; philosophy of quantum mechanics, specifically the justification of retrocausal solutions by means of current causal models PhD candidate Graduate Student gary.graham@mail.utoronto.ca
Jessica Hall Philosophy of mind, cognition and AI; philosophy of mathematics PhD candidate Graduate Student Jessie.hall@mail.utoronto.ca
Allan Hunt PhD candidate Graduate Student allan.hunt@mail.utoronto.ca
Atoosa Kasirzadeh General philosophy of science, philosophy and history of mathematics, philosophy of probability, formal epistemology and decision making PhD candidate Graduate Student atoosa.kasirzadeh@mail.utoronto.ca
Aaron Kenna General philosophy of science, history and philosophy of probability and statistics, history and philosophy of scientific method PhD candidate Graduate Student aaron.kenna@mail.utoronto.ca
Craig Knox Philosophy of psychiatry PhD candidate Graduate Student craig.knox@mail.utoronto.ca
Elizabeth Koester History of medicine and eugenics PhD candidate Graduate Student elizabeth.koester@mail.utoronto.ca
Sophie LeBlanc History of computing-aided design technology PhD candidate Graduate Student sophie.leblanc@utoronto.ca
Aaron Lepp Science and religion; social epistemology; and philosophy of science PhD candidate Graduate Student aaron.lepp@mail.utoronto.ca
Cory Lewis Philosophy of science, with a focus on biology PhD candidate Graduate Student cory.lewis@mail.utoronto.ca
Karl Loszak Philosophy of mind; and history of psychoanalysis M.A. candidate Graduate Student karl.loszak@mail.utoronto.ca
Kira Lussier History of psychology, STS PhD candidate Graduate Student kira.lussier@utoronto.ca
Mathew Mercuri Philosophy of medicine PhD candidate Graduate Student mathew.mercuri@utoronto.ca
Bernard Neary M.A. candidate Graduate Student bern.neary@mail.utoronto.ca
Andrew Oakes History of astronomy PhD candidate Graduate Student andrew.oakes@mail.utoronto.ca
Nicholas Overgaard Models of scientific communities, social ontology, social epistemology PhD candidate Graduate Student nicholas.overgaard@mail.utoronto.ca
Paul Patton Philosophy of cognitive science; philosophy of neuroscience; and philosophy of biology PhD candidate Graduate Student paul.patton@mail.utoronto.ca
Bruce J. Petrie History of mathematics PhD candidate Graduate Student b.petrie@mail.utoronto.ca
Sarah Qidwai History of evolutionary biology and South Asian studies PhD candidate Graduate Student sarah.qidwai@mail.utoronto.ca
Toby Reid History of astronomy; history and philosophy of cosmology; history and philosophy of the (general) theory of relativity; philosophy of technology (forecasting) PhD candidate Graduate Student toby.reid@mail.utoronto.ca
Adam Richter Science and religion PhD candidate Graduate Student adam.richter@mail.utoronto.ca
Greg Rupik History and philosophy of biology PhD candidate Graduate Student greg.rupik@mail.utoronto.ca
Kristen Schranz History of chemistry PhD candidate Graduate Student kristen.schranz@mail.utoronto.ca
Clara Steinhagen History of medicine and epidemiology PhD candidate Graduate Student clara.steinhagen@mail.utoronto.ca
Noah Stemeroff Philosophy of physics; philosophy of mathematics; scientific realism PhD candidate Graduate Student noah.stemeroff@mail.utoronto.ca
Felix Walpole Philosophy of biology PhD candidate Graduate Student felix.walpole@mail.utoronto.ca
Fan Zhang Epistemology, structuralism; philosophy of science; archaeological theory PhD candidate Graduate Student f.zhang@utoronto.ca
 
 

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