Ellen Abrams, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, McGill University
Visiting Scholar, Cornell Tech

I am a historian of science and mathematics, specializing in science and technology studies and American cultural history. My current research examines the organization and politics of knowledge production in digital societies. I teach across a variety of fields and enjoy working with students to understand different forms of knowledge—whether historical or scientific—as active and ongoing.

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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