Paul N. Edwards

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Professor

Office Location(s): 3439 North Quad
Phone: 734.764.2617
pne@umich.edu
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  • Affiliation(s)
    • School of Information
    • Director, Science, Technology & Society Program
  • Fields of Study
    • The history, politics, and cultural aspects of computers
    • Information infrastructures, and global climate science
  • About

    Selected Publications:

    A Vast Machine: Computer Models, Climate Data, and the Politics of Global Warming (MIT Press, 2010).

    Clark Miller and Paul N. Edwards, eds., Changing the Atmosphere: Expert Knowledge and Environmental Governance (MIT Press, 2001)

    Peter J. Taylor, Saul E. Halfon, and Paul N. Edwards, eds., Changing Life: Genomes, Ecologies, Bodies, Commodities (University of Minnesota Press, 1997)

    The Closed World: Computers and the Politics of Discourse in Cold War America (MIT Press, 1996)

    Teaching

    • History of Computers and the Internet
    http://pne.people.si.umich.edu/PDF/379syll.pdf 

    • Systems, Networks, and Webs: History & Theory of Infrastructure
    http://pne.people.si.umich.edu/PDF/541syll.pdf 

    • Knowledge/Power/Practice in Science, Technology & Medicine
    http://pne.people.si.umich.edu/PDF/719syll.pdf

  • Education
    • Ph.D. University of California at Santa Cruz, 1988