Paul N. Edwards

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Paul N. Edwards

Professor, Department of History

Office Location(s): 3439 North Quad
Phone: 734.764.2617

  • Affiliation(s)
    • History
    • 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)


    • History of Computers and the Internet 

    • Systems, Networks, and Webs: History & Theory of Infrastructure 

    • Knowledge/Power/Practice in Science, Technology & Medicine

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