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Gene Cittadino

Gene Cittadino

Clinical Associate Professor
B.A. Philosophy, Knox College, 1968
M.S. Botany-Ecology, Michigan State University, 1974
M.A. History of Science, University of Wisconsin, 1977
Ph.D. History of Science, University of Wisconsin, 1981

Gene Cittadino's main teaching and research interests lie in understanding and interpreting the historical and present role of scientific knowledge in our culture. He was trained broadly in the history of science, philosophy, history, and the natural sciences, especially ecology and evolutionary biology. His courses explore the intellectual, social, and cultural contexts of the generation and uses of scientific knowledge. Before coming to NYU, he taught or held research positions at Harvard University, Brandeis University, University of California at Berkeley, University of Wisconsin, MIT, and SUNY Potsdam. He is the author of Nature as the Laboratory , a study of the influence of Darwinism and colonialism on early ecological research in Germany, and he is currently completing a book on the history of ecology. Professor Cittadino has received fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, MIT, and the National Science Foundation. His current research project involves a study of resource policy, Native American rights, and the use of environmental scientists as experts in an early 20th-century legal dispute over valuable oil land. Over the past several years, he has been involved in workshops, symposia, and conferences aimed at understanding the interaction of science and cultural values in the shaping of environmental policy.


Contact Information

Gene Cittadino

Clinical Associate Professor
1 Wash Pl, Room 412
(212) 992-7774
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Office Hours
Tuesday 2-4:30
Wednesday 2:30-4:30


2015 Spring

Darwin's Origin of Species
Mon,Wed 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Origins of the Atomic Age
Tue,Thu 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Malthus and His Legacy
Mon,Wed 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

2015 Fall

Lives in Science
Tue,Thu 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Disease and Civilization
Mon,Wed 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Research and Teaching Interests

History of science, ecology, environmental history

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