Kavita S Philip

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Professor (on leave 2020-21), History
School of Humanities

Ph.D., Cornell University, 1996, Science and Technology Studies
M.S., University of Iowa, 1989, Physics, "Three-dimensional Integrable Systems and Three-body Scattering"

Phone: History Department: (949) 824-6521
Email: kphilip@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
Mail Code: 3275
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
science technology history theory
Research Abstract
Kavita Philip is Professor of History, with specializations in modern South Asia, environmental history, and the history of computing. Her publications have engaged with debates in feminist STS, art and science, global development, intellectual property rights, and new media theory.
Books and Edited Volumes

"Civilizing Natures: Race, Resources and Modernity in Colonial South India", Rutgers University Press (U. S. edition) 2003; Orient Longman (Asia/UK edition) 2004

"Tactical Biopolitics: Art, Activism, and Technoscience". B. da Costa and K. Philip, editors, Boston: MIT Press, 2008

"Homeland Securities", K. Philip, D. Serlin, E. Reilly, editors, Radical History Review, Issue 93 (Durham: Duke University Press), Fall 2005 [Awarded “Best Special Issue” prize for 2005 by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals].

"Multiple Contentions", K. Philip and Andor Skotnes, eds., Radical History Review (Durham: Duke University Press), Issue 88, Winter 2004.

"Constructing Human Rights in the Age of Globalization", co-edited by Mahmood Monshipouri, Neil Englehart, Andrew Nathan, Kavita Philip, M. E. Sharpe, 2003
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