Amy Fisher

Amy Fisher

Associate Professor, Science, Technology, Health, and Society

I am an historian of science and technology. My research focuses on the history and philosophy of electricity, chemistry, and their related technologies. I am especially interested in experimentation, instrumentation, gender and science, and science education.

I enjoy teaching and working with students on a variety of projects. Some of my students most recent projects include topics in environmental ethics, sustainability, electric power, and the history of the steam engine and pesticide use.

Selected publications:

  • Amy Fisher, “Robert Hare’s Theory of Galvanism: A Study of Heat and Electricity in Early 19th-Century American Chemistry,” Ambix: The Journal for the Society of Alchemy and Chemistry 65, no. 2 (2018): 169-189, https://doi.org/10.1080/00026980.2018.1452359
  • Amy A. Fisher, “Inductive Reasoning in the Context of Discovery: Analogy as an Experimental Stratagem in the History and Philosophy of Science,” Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 69 (2018): 23-33, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.shpsa.2018.01.008
  • Amy Fisher and Katie Henningsen, “Women in Science through an Archival Lens,” Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy 27, no. 2 (2017): 158-179, https://doi.org/10.1353/tnf.2017.0015
Education
BS Mount Allison University 1999
MS The University of Calgary 2002
PhD University of Minnesota 2010
Classes
Elements STHS 199-A Spring 2024
History of Modern Science STHS 200-A Spring 2024
Finding Order in Nature STHS 340-A Spring 2024
Murder and Mayhem STHS 354-A Spring 2024

Contact Information

Wyatt 153