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Pietruska, Jamie

Jamie Pietruska

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

A.B. Brown University

At Rutgers since 2010

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RESEARCH INTERESTS

My scholarly interests are in the cultural history of the nineteenth-century United States and the history of science and technology, and my research focuses on knowledge production and information networks in the late nineteenth century.  My current project, Looking Forward: A Cultural History of Prediction in the Gilded Age, examines the economic and epistemological implications of forecasting as well as the interrelationship between forecasting practices and ideas about predictability and uncertainty.        

COURSES TAUGHT

  • 512: 104  Development of US II
  • 512: 304  The Forging of Modern America, 1880-1920

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • “‘Cotton Guessers’: Crop Forecasters and the Rationalizing of Uncertainty in American Cotton Markets, 1890-1905,” in The Rise of Marketing and Market Research, eds. Hartmut Berghoff and Uwe Spiekermann (Palgrave, forthcoming, 2012).
  • “U.S. Weather Bureau Chief Willis Moore and the Reimagination of Uncertainty in Long-Range Forecasting,” Environment and History 17 (2011): 79-105.

AWARDS

  • American Council of Learned Societies New Faculty Fellow, 2010-12
  • Visiting Scholar, American Academy of Arts & Sciences, 2009-10
  • American Association of University Women American Dissertation Fellowship, 2007-2008
  • Joan Cahalin Robinson Prize, Society for the History of Technology, 2004

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • American Historical Association
  • Organization of American Historians
  • History of Science Society
  • Society for the History of Technology

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