Adelheid Voskuhl teaches and researches the history of technology at the University of Pennsylvania. Before joining the faculty at Penn, she was faculty at Harvard University. She is the author of Androids in the Enlightenment: Mechanics, Artisans, and Cultures of the Self (University of Chicago, 2013). She received her Ph.D. in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology from Cornell University in 2007 and, before that, a graduate degree in Physics from Oldenburg University (Oldenburg, Germany) and a graduate degree in History and Philosophy of Science from Cambridge University (UK). Her current book project is concerned with class conflicts among engineers during their constitution as a modern profession in the so-called Second Industrial Revolution (c. 1890–1945) and engineers’ interest, at the same time, in philosophy, specifically the philosophy of technology. Her larger interests include the philosophy of technology, intellectual and cultural history, and literary theory and criticism.


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