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  • Muir-Harmony, Teasel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This dissertation examines the distinctive and critical role that space exploration played in American foreign relations and national image making in the 1960s. Proposed by President John F. Kennedy in 1961, Project Apollo ...
  • Perry, Rebecca Ann (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Evidence from history, archaeology, and the social sciences suggests that making models of the world has anchored our understanding of it since the earliest days. From models of deities, dwellings and weapons to molecules ...
  • Singerman, David Roth (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This dissertation illuminates how expert labor makes a complex natural substance into a uniform global commodity. Drawing on both published sources and extensive archival research in the continental United States, in ...
  • Wanderer, Emily Mannix (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This dissertation tracks what happens when biology, that is, both life forms and knowledge about them, becomes the object of security. While increasing global traffic has led to a greater degree of movement of people, ...
  • Wilson, Benjamin Tyler (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This dissertation presents a history of the community of nuclear arms control experts in the United States during the middle and later years of the Cold War, the age of thermonuclear ballistic missiles. Arms control experts ...