<html> <head> <title>Jessica Riskin</title> <meta name="description" content="This is the Stanford University website for the Program in History and Philosophy of Science and Technology."> <meta name="keywords" content="HPST, Stanford University, History of Science, HPS faculty, Jessica Riskin, Riskin, Professor"> <style> /* unvisited link */ a:link { color: #900000; } /* visited link */ a:visited { color: #000000; } /* selected link */ a:active { color: #900000; } /* mouse over link */ a:hover { color: #900000; } table, th, td { border-collapse:collapse; } th, td { padding:15px; } </style> </head> <BODY bgcolor="#ffffff" leftmargin="0" topmargin="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0"> <table width="800" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" bgcolor="#900000"> <tr> <td align="left" valign="top" width="600"> <table width="600" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" bgcolor="#FFFFFF"> <tr align="left" valign="top"> <td width="153" align="left" valign="top" bgcolor="#FFFFFF" rowspan="2"> </td> <td width="600" align="right" bgcolor="#FFFFFF"> <a name="navigation"></a> </td> </tr> <tr align="left" valign="top"> <td class="content" width="602"><a name="top"></a> <!-- SITE CONTENT GOES HERE --> <table> <tr> <td width="800" bgcolor="#FFFFFF"> <h1>Jessica Riskin</h1><P> <h3> Professor of History of Science<br> </h3> <table width="800" border="0" cellspacing="2" cellpadding="5" align="right" bgcolor="#FFFFFF"> <tr> <td width="500"> <b><br> <a href="http://www.stanford.edu/dept/history/people/jessica-riskin.html">History Department,</a> Building 200<br> Stanford University<br> Stanford, CA 94305-2024<BR> <br> <p>Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley, 1995<br> B.A. Harvard University, Department of History, 1988<br> </p> <p> <a href="https://history.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/vita_fall_2014.doc">Curriculum Vitae</a><P> <td width="300"> <img src="RiskininChina.jpg" width="350" align="right" hspace=3> </td> </tr> </table> <h3>&nbsp;</h3> <hr> <h3>Background and Current Research</h3> <p>Jessica Riskin received her B.A. from Harvard University and her Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and taught at MIT for several years before coming to Stanford, and has also taught at Sciences Po, Paris. Her research interests include Enlightenment science, politics and culture and the history of scientific explanation. She is the author of <I>Science in the Age of Sensibility: The Sentimental Empiricists of the French Enlightenment</i> (University of Chicago Press, 2002), which won the American Historical Association's J. Russell Major Prize for best book in English on any aspect of French history, and the editor of <I>Genesis Redux: Essays in the History and Philosophy of Artificial Life</i> (University of Chicago Press, 2007) and, with Mario Biagioli, of <i>Nature Engaged: Science in Practice from the Renaissance to the Present</i> (Palgrave, 2012). Her new book on the history of mechanist accounts of life entitled <a href="http://web.stanford.edu/dept/HPST/riskin-restlessclock.html"><i>The Restless Clock</i>, has just been released from the University of Chicago Press.</a> <P> <!--End Faculty Information --> <hr> <h5 style="font-family;arial;color:#505050;"> <a HREF="http://hps.stanford.edu/people.html">Return to HPS people page</a> &nbsp;&nbsp;|&nbsp;&nbsp; <a HREF="http://hps.stanford.edu/index.html">Return HPS Home page</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;|&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://www.stanford.edu">To Stanford University homepage</a></h5> <hr> </td> </td> <td width="300" align="top" bgcolor="#F0F0F0" space="5" style="vertical-align:top" font:"arial" border:1> <div id="col2"> <h4 style="font-family;arial;color:#505050;">Contact:</h4> <ul style="margin-bottom: 0;"> <li>Email: <a href="mailto:jriskin@stanford.edu">jriskin@stanford.edu</a></li><P> </ul> </p> <h4 style="font-family;arial;color:#505050;">Riskin's Work:</h4> <ul> <li><a href="riskin-work.html#books">Books and Edited Volumes</a></li> <P> <li><a href="riskin-work.html#articles">Selected Articles</a></li> </ul> <h4 style="font-family;arial;color:#505050;">Courses:</h4> <ul> <li> The Scientific Revolution</li><p> <li> Science and Law in History</li><p> <li> Science in the Making</li><P> <li>The Enlightenment</li><p> <li> What is Life? The History of a Question</li><p> <li>Research Seminar for Majors</li> </ul> </div> <div class="clear"></div> </div> </td> </tr> </table> </table> </body> </html>