Department of History


Nathan Crowe, Associate Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator


  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota (2011)
  • M.A., North Carolina State University (2006)
  • B.A., St. Mary's College of Maryland (2003)

Academic Interests

Professor Crowe specializes in the history of science, technology, and medicine. He works specifically in the history of twentieth century biology in the intersections between biology, biotechnology, biomedicine, and American culture. He recently finished a book on the history of cloning, Forgotten Clones: The Birth of Cloning and the Biological Revolution, which analyzes the emergence of cloning techniques in cancer research after WWII and how they became ethically and culturally controversial in the late 1960s.

From 2011-2013, Professor Crowe held a postdoctoral position at the Center for Biology and Society at Arizona State University. While there, he worked on a large digital humanities project, the Embryo Project Encyclopedia, which brought together innovative applied learning, public outreach, and historical research practices. The Embryo Project was recently awarded the Joseph H. Hazen Education Prize for the History of Science Society.

Courses Taught

Selected Publications