Ellen Abrams

PhD, Cornell University | ema85@cornell.edu

I am a historian of mathematics, specializing in science and technology studies and American cultural history. My research also includes critical data studies, feminist technosciences, and organizing. As a teacher, I work with students to understand different forms of knowledge—whether historical or scientific—as active and ongoing. I am currently appointed as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities Scholars Program at Cornell University.

Recent Publications

“An Inalienable Prerogative of a Liberated Spirit: Postulating American Mathematics.” British Journal for the History of Mathematics (2020): 1-21.
“‘Indebted to No One’: Grounding and Gendering the Self-Made Mathematician.” Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences 50, no. 3 (2020): 217-247.
Emergent Unfairness in Algorithmic Fairness-Accuracy Trade-Off Research with A. F. Cooper

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