Stepan, Nancy

Alana Glubo

Nancy Leys Stepan started her working life as a science journalist, then qualified as a historian of science and medicine. She is Professor of History Emeritus at Columbia University, and has previously taught at Yale, Oxford, and the Central European University. Besides Eradication, featured on Rorotoko, her books include “The Hour of Eugenics” (co-winner of the Berkshire Prize), Picturing Tropical Nature, The Idea of Race in Science.

On Rorotoko:

On her book Eradication: Ridding the World of Diseases Forever?
(Our Cover Feature of November 15, 2011)

On the continued appeal of disease eradication
(Our Cover Feature of January 01, 2012)