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Core Faculty

Name Research Area Title Email
Brian Baigrie Philosophy of Science; Early Modern Natural Philosophy Associate Professor brian.baigrie@utoronto.ca
Joseph Berkovitz Philosophy of Probability, Philosophy of Physics, Philosophy of Economics Associate Professor joseph.berkovitz@utoronto.ca
Lucia Dacome History of medicine Associate Professor lucia.dacome@utoronto.ca
Yiftach Fehige Christianity and science Associate Professor yiftach.fehige@utoronto.ca
Craig Fraser History of mathematics Professor craig.fraser@utoronto.ca
Michael Miller Philosophy of Physics, Philosophy of Science, History of 20th Century Physics Assistant Professor1 mike.miller@utoronto.ca
Mark Solovey History and philosophy of the social sciences Assistant Professor mark.solovey@utoronto.ca
Marga Vicedo History of biology Associate Professor marga.vicedo@utoronto.ca
Denis Walsh Philosophy of biology Professor1 denis.walsh@utoronto.ca
Rebecca Woods History of technology Assistant Professor rebecca.woods@utoronto.ca
Chen-Pang Yeang History of physics Associate Professor 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 Email
Hakob Barseghyan Philosophy of Science, Theory of Scientific Change Assistant Professor hakob.barseghyan@utoronto.ca
Nikolai Krementsov History of biology and of medicine Professor n.krementsov@utoronto.ca
Wen-Ching Sung Medical anthropology; anthropology of science and technology Assistant Professor wenching.sung@utoronto.ca


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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
James R. Brown 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
Anjan Chakravartty Professor, Dept. of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame Philosophy of science chakravartty.1@nd.edu
Ronald B. De Sousa Professor Emeritus of the Dept. of Philosophy, University of Toronto Philosophy of mind; philosophy of biology sousa@chass.utoronto.ca
Yves Gingras Professor, Dept. of History, UQAM History of physics gingras.yves@uqam.ca
Maya J. Goldenberg Associate Professor, Dept. of Philosopy, University of Guelph Medical epistemology in social context mgolden@uoguelph.ca
Daniel J. Goldstick Professor Emeritus of the Dept. of Philosophy Philosophy of Science 416-925-6731
Ingrid Hehmeyer Associate Professor, Dept. of History, Ryerson University History of Arab/Islamic sciences and technology ihehmeye@arts.ryerson.ca
Franz Huber 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
Philippe Huneman 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
Edward Jones-Imhotep Associate Professor, Department of History, York University History of technology and the history and philosophy of the physical sciences imhotep@yorku.ca
Bernard Lightman Professor, Division of Humanities, York University Science and religion lightman@yorku.ca
Margaret Morrison Professor, Dept. of Philosophy, University of Toronto Philosophy of science; Kant mmorris@chass.utoronto.ca
Michelle Murphy 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
Steve Penfold Associate Professor, Dept. of History, University of Toronto 20th century Canada, social, cultural, political steve.penfold@utoronto.ca
William E. Seager Professor, Dept. of Philosophy, University of Toronto Philosophy of science; philosophy of mind seager@utsc.utoronto.ca
Edward (Ned) Shorter Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto History of medicine; history of psychiatry history.medicine@utoronto.ca
Brian Cantwell Smith 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
Stephen D. Snobelen 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
Paul Thompson Professor Emeritus of the IHPST Philosophy of biology p.thompson@utoronto.ca
Ross E.G. Upshur Family and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto Philosophy of Medicine ross.upshur@utoronto.ca
David A. Wolfe 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 Email
Bert Hall History of Technology Professor Emeritus bert.hall@utoronto.ca
Janis Langins History of Technology Professor Emeritus j.langins@utoronto.ca
Trevor Levere History of Chemistry University Professor Emeritus trevor.levere@utoronto.ca
Pauline Mazumdar History of Medicine Professor Emerita pmazumda@chass.utoronto.ca
Paul Thompson Philosophy of biology and of medicine Professor Emeritus p.thompson@utoronto.ca
Mary Winsor History of Biology Professor Emerita polly.winsor@utoronto.ca


UTSIC Curator

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Name Research Area Title 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 Email
Chen-Pang Yeang History of Physics Director chenpang.yeang@utoronto.ca
Brian Baigrie Philosophy of early modern science Director of Graduate Studies baigrie@chass.utoronto.ca
Joseph Berkovitz Philosophy of Probability, Phil. of Physics, Phil. of Economics Director of Undergraduate Studies joseph.berkovitz@utoronto.ca

Administrative Staff

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

Graduate Students

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Name Research Area Title Email
Markus Alliksaar mark.alliksaar@mail.utoronto.ca
Esther Atkinson Eighteenth century medicine; 18th century childhood PhD candidate esther.atkinson@utoronto.ca
Vincent Auffrey History
Oana Baboi History of medicine, South Asian studies PhD candidate oana.baboi@mail.utoronto.ca
Jeni Barton History of technology; history of earth sciences PhD candidate jeni.barton@mail.utoronto.ca
Marissa Bennett Philosophy
Donald Borrett Philosophy of science PhD candidate d.borrett@utoronto.ca
Mariya Boyko History of mathematics and mathematics education PhD candidate mariya.boyko@mail.utoronto.ca
Zhixiang Cheng philosophy and (intellectual) history of biology, general philosophy of science  zhixiang.cheng@mail.utoronto.ca
Michael Cournoyea Philosophy of medicine; philosophy of biology PhD candidate michael.cournoyea@mail.utoronto.ca
Aleksandar Djedovic Philosophy of biology, philosophy of cognitive science PhD candidate alex.djedovic@mail.utoronto.ca
Chris Dragos Social epistemology; collective Epistemology; general epistemology; general philosophy of science PhD candidate chris.dragos@mail.utoronto.ca
Roula Faraj Epistemology, philosophy of Perception, history and philosophy of physics PhD candidate roula.faraj@mail.utoronto.ca
Victoria Fisher victoria.fisher@utoronto.ca
Jennifer Fraser History of medicine, science and technology studies, public health history, and Aboriginal health PhD candidate jenniferlindsey.fraser@mail.utoronto.ca
Gwyndaf Garbutt Epistemology and the movement of natural information into the vernacular in late medieval Europe PhD candidate gwyndaf.garbutt@mail.utoronto.ca
Gary Graham Philosophy of physics; philosophy of quantum mechanics, specifically the justification of retrocausalsolutions by means of current casual models PhD candidate gary.graham@mail.utoronto.ca
Jessica Hall Philosophy of mind, cognition and AI; philosophy of mathematics PhD candidate Jessie.hall@mail.utoronto.ca
Jan Henning History and Philosophy
Sunguk Jung  History of Genetics, History of Eugenics, and History of Medicine PhD candidate jung.sunguk@mail.utoronto.ca
Atoosa Kasirzadeh atoosa.kasirzadeh@mail.utoronto.ca
Aaron Kenna aaron.kenna@mail.utoronto.ca
Craig Knox Philosophy of psychiatry PhD candidate craig.knox@mail.utoronto.ca
Elizabeth Koester History of medicine and eugenics PhD candidate elizabeth.koester@mail.utoronto.ca
Sophie LeBlanc History of computing-aided design technology PhD candidate sophie.leblanc@utoronto.ca
Aaron Lepp Science and religion; social epistemology; and philosophy of science PhD candidate aaron.lepp@mail.utoronto.ca
Karl Loszak Philosophy of mind; and history of psychoanalysis M.A. candidate karl.loszak@mail.utoronto.ca
Kira Lussier History of psychology, STS PhD candidate kira.lussier@utoronto.ca
Charlotte Marcotte-Toale Philosophy
Soroush Marouzi Philosophy of Probability, Philosophy of Economics, History of Economic Thought, Decision Theory, and Pragmatism
Candace Massey History
Mathew Mercuri Philosophy of medicine PhD candidate mathew.mercuri@utoronto.ca
Andrew Oakes History of astronomy PhD candidate andrew.oakes@mail.utoronto.ca
Cecelia Opatken-Ringdal History
Nicholas Overgaard Models of scientific communities, social ontology, social epistemology PhD candidate nicholas.overgaard@mail.utoronto.ca
Rohini Patel History
Paul Patton Philosophy of cognitive science; philosophy of neuroscience; and philosophy of biology PhD candidate paul.patton@mail.utoronto.ca
Bruce J. Petrie History of mathematics PhD candidate b.petrie@mail.utoronto.ca
Sarah Qidwai History of evolutionary biology and South Asian studies PhD candidate 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 toby (dot) reid (at) mail (dot) utoronto (dot) ca
Adam Richter Science and religion PhD candidate adam.richter@mail.utoronto.ca
Greg Rupik History and philosophy of biology PhD candidate greg.rupik@mail.utoronto.ca
Kristen Schranz History of chemistry PhD candidate kristen.schranz@mail.utoronto.ca
Juan Serrano History of astronomy and cosmology, early modern science, the scientific revolution, science and religion, general philosophy of science PhD candidate jd.serrano@mail.utoronto.ca
Filippo Sposini History
Amanda Springer History
Clara Steinhagen History of medicine and epidemiology PhD candidate clara.steinhagen@mail.utoronto.ca
Noah Stemeroff Philosophy of physics; philosophy of mathematics; scientific realism PhD candidate noah.stemeroff@mail.utoronto.ca
Felix Walpole Philosophy of biology PhD candidate felix.walpole@mail.utoronto.ca
Adrian K. Yee Philosophy  adriankyle.yee@mail.utoronto.ca
Fan Zhang Epistemology, structuralism; philosophy of science; archaeological theory PhD candidate f.zhang@utoronto.ca

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