Associate Professor (18th and 19th Century US, gender and race, History of Technology/Medicine/Science)


PhD University of Pennsylvania
AB Bryn Mawr College

Academic Biography

Nina Lerman teaches courses on colonial and 19th century US history, and about social, cultural, and material histories  -  including gender history, race and migration history, and histories of people interacting with their physical surroundings (nature, built environment, infrastructure, ordinary "stuff"). She is the co-editor of Gender and Technology: A Reader (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003), and has published several articles on the history of science and technology in early America. Her current projects explore apprenticeship and education in urban environments.

In 2004, Professor Lerman was awarded Whitman College's George Ball Award for Excellence in Advising.