Christopher Phillips

Assistant Professor and Faculty Fellow

New York University

Christopher Phillips teaches the history of science and medicine. He is particularly interested in the cultural role and authority of the exact, or mathematical, sciences in the modern period. He is the author of The American Subject: The New Math and the Making of a Citizen (forthcoming) which uses the "new math" curriculum to examine the changing politics of mid-century America. He has also researched the history and philosophy of education, with previous projects focused on the rise of science and mathematics in French and American military academies, British universities, and American schools. His current projects include a history of the role of technical education in American schools, and a study of the quantification of the unquantifiable in modern America. More information on his current and future projects can be found at his Web site.