Dan Bouk

Assistant Professor of History

Colgate University

Dan Bouk is an Assistant Professor of History at Colgate University. From 2013-14, he completed a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. He received his PhD in the History of Science from Princeton University in 2009, and his BS and MA from Michigan State University, in 2002 and 2006 respectively. He is currently working on a book manuscript titled How Our Days Became Numbered, under contract with the University of Chicago Press. He won the Phi Eta Sigma Professor of the Year, Colgate University, 2010-2011, and prior to that he won the Porter Ogden Jacobus Honorific Fellowship at Princeton during his graduate studies. His dissertation was published in Enterprise and Society as The Science of Difference: Designing Tools for Discrimination in the American Life Insurance Industry, 1830-1930. He specializes in modern U.S. history (19th and 20th centuries); the history of science; environmental history; and the history of capitalism.