Angela N. H. Creager is the Thomas M. Siebel Professor in the History of Science at Princeton University, where she teaches in the Department of History and advises graduate students through the Program in History of Science. Angela has written two books: The Life of a Virus: Tobacco Mosaic Virus as an Experimental Model, 1930–1965 (2002) shows how a virus that attacks tobacco plants came to play a central role in the development of virology and molecular biology; and Life Atomic: A History of Radioisotopes in Science and Medicine (2013), which traces how and why artificial radioisotopes were taken up by biologists and physicians, and examines the consequences for knowledge and radiation exposure. She is the co-editor of five volumes, the two most recent being Risk on the Table: Food Production, Health, and the Environment with Jean-Paul Gaudillière (2021) and Learning by the Book: Manuals and Handbooks in the History of Science with Mathias Grote and Elaine Leong (2020) (recently featured by the MPIWG). Her new book project, “Making Mutations Matter,” examines science and regulation in the 1960s through the 1980s, focusing attention on how researchers conceptualized and developed techniques for detecting environmental carcinogens.
Presentations, Talks, & Teaching Activities
Society for the Social Studies of Science
Society for Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging
Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin
Technische Universität Berlin and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Forschungskolloquium zu Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Forschungsgruppe 2448, Technische Universität München
Practicing Evidence – Evidencing Practice: How is (Scientific) Knowledge Validated, Valued and Contested?