Graduate Associate Noa Nahmias (History) is the recipient of a dissertation fellowship

Congratulations to Noa Nahmias (History), the 2020–21 recipient of the D. Kim Foundation for the History of Science and Technology in East Asia dissertation fellowship.

Established in 2008, the D. Kim Foundation is dedicated to furthering the study of the history of science and technology in modern East Asia (primarily the twentieth century on). The Foundation provides annual fellowships and grants to encourage and support graduate students and young scholars in the field. Noa’s dissertation, titled “Making Science Popular: Constructing Common Knowledge through Texts, Images, and Objects in China, 1920s–1960s,” analyzes how science was presented to lay audiences, including women and children, in print media and exhibitions. She argues that popularizing science was a project of redefining the meaning of knowledge for Chinese citizens, and of negotiating China’s position in a transnational network of scientific knowledge production.

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