Department of History

Jamie Pietruska
Assistant Professor of History; and Vice Chair for Undergraduate Education
Degree: Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Additional Degree(s): A.B. Brown University
Rutgers : At Rutgers since 2010
Specialty: Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century US: Cultural History; Science and Technology
Email: mailto:pietrusk@history.rutgers.edu
Office: 311 Van Dyck Hall
Phone: 848-932-8544

RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research interests encompass culture, technoscience, capitalism, and bureaucracy, and my scholarship examines the production and circulation of knowledge in the nineteenth- and early twentieth-century United States.  My first book, Looking Forward: Prediction and Uncertainty in Modern America (University of Chicago Press, 2017), is a history of forecasting that explores how the routinized predictions of everyday life functioned as tools for risk management as late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Americans came to believe in the promise and accept the limitations of predicting the future.  My current research explores paperwork, bureaucracy, and investigation in the nineteenth- and early twentieth-century United States.  

COURSES TAUGHT

  • 512:104 Development of US II
  • 512:235 Accidents and Disasters in the U.S. and the World
  • 512:304 The Forging of Modern America, 1880-1920
  • 512:329 Technology and Nature in American History
  • 510:535 Graduate Colloquium in the History of Technology and Nature

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

AWARDS

  • Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era Best Article Prize, 2018
  • School of Arts and Sciences Award for Distinguished Contribution to Undergraduate Education, 2018
  • Digital Humanities Seed Grant, Rutgers Digital Humanities Initiative, 2016-17
  • 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
  • Business History Conference
  • Organization of American Historians
  • History of Science Society
  • Society for the History of Technology
  • Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

Upcoming Events

Wed Sep 05 @ 4:00PM - 05:30PM
Conversation with Pieter Judson
Thu Sep 06 @ 4:00PM - 05:30PM
Conversation with Pieter Judson
Fri Sep 07 @ 4:00PM - 05:30PM
Conversation with Pieter Judson
Sat Sep 08 @ 4:00PM - 05:30PM
Conversation with Pieter Judson
Sun Sep 09 @ 4:00PM - 05:30PM
Conversation with Pieter Judson
Mon Sep 10 @ 4:00PM - 05:30PM
Conversation with Pieter Judson

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