Angela Creager

Visiting Scholar (Jun 2019-Aug 2019)

PhD, Thomas M. Siebel Professor in the History of Science, Princeton University

Angela N. H. Creager is the Thomas M. Siebel Professor in the History of Science at Princeton University.  She is the author of two books published by The University of Chicago Press: The Life of a Virus: Tobacco Mosaic Virus as an Experimental Model, 1930–1965 (2002) and Life Atomic: A History of Radioisotopes in Science and Medicine (2013), which won the 2018 Patrick Suppes Prize in the History of Science. Her recent research focuses on the history of environmental health and regulation, by following the development and uses of a laboratory test for cancer-causing substances. With Lynn Nyhart, she is working on a new general history of modern biology. She was President of the History of Science Society from 2014–2015 and is Director of the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies at Princeton University from 2016–2020.


History of Science Reader


Learning by the Book: Manuals and Handbooks in the History of Knowledge


Science and Policy in a World of Carcinogens


Vital Histories: A Reassessment of the Modern Life Sciences


News & Press

Chinese-language "History of Science Reader” praised in Shanghai Review of Books