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Abraham Gibson

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Biography

Abraham Gibson is an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Biology & Society in the School of Life Sciences.

Research Interests

Abraham Gibson studies computational methods in the history of science and technology. 

Publications

BOOK

  • Abraham Gibson, Feral Animals in the American South: An Evolutionary History (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016). 

EDITED COLLECTIONS

  • Abraham Gibson, Manfred Laubichler, and Jane Maienschein, “Computational History and Philosophy of Science,” Isis (September 2019): 497-566.

ARTICLES and CHAPTERS

  • Abraham Gibson, “On the Hoof: Equine Mobility and the Fate of the Confederacy," in Animal Histories of the Civil War Era, edited by Earl J. Hess (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2020).
  • Abraham Gibson, “Feral Animals and the Engineering Ideal,” in Nature Remade: Engineering Life from Gene Drives to Gaia, edited by Luis Campos, Michael R. Dietrich, Tiago Saraiva, and Chris Young (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2020).
  • Abraham Gibson and Cindy Ermus, “The History of Science and the Science of History: Computational Methods, Algorithms, and the Future of the Field,” Isis 110 (September 2019): 555-566.
  • Abraham Gibson, Manfred Laubichler, and Jane Maienschein, “Introduction to Focus Section: Computational History and Philosophy of Science” Isis 110 (September 2019): 497-501. 
  • Abraham Gibson, “The Moonshine Capital of the World: A Visual History of Untaxed Whiskey in Franklin County, Virginia,” Environmental History 24 (July 2019): 584-596.
  • “Biology in the Marvel Cinematic Universe,” Review essay in Biology & Culture section, Journal of the History of Biology (June 2019): 565-569.
  • Abraham Gibson and Cindy Ermus, “Swamp Things: Invasive Species as Environmental Disasters,” in Disaster and Risk in the Gulf South, edited by Cindy Ermus (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2018), 103-130.
  • Abraham Gibson, “Path to the Present,” in Cambridge Handbook on Evolutionary Ethics, edited by Michael Ruse and Robert J. Richards (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017), 72-85 .
  • Abraham Gibson, “Beasts of Burden: Feral Burros in the American West,” in The Historical Animal, edited by Susan Nance (Syracuse University Press, 2015), 38-53.
  • Abraham Gibson and Michael Ruse, “Sociobiology and Evolutionary Psychology,” in A Companion to the History of American Science, edited by Georgina Montgomery and Mark Largent (Wiley, 2015), 252-262. 
  • Abraham Gibson, “Edward O. Wilson and the Organicist Tradition,” Journal of the History of Biology 46 (2013): 599-630.
  • Abraham Gibson, Christina Kwapich, and Martha Lang, “Roots of Multilevel Selection: Concepts of Biological Individuality in the Early Twentieth Century,” History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 35 (2013): 505-532.
    • Reprinted in: The Historical and Conceptual Place of Multilevel Selection in Evolution, edited by Ciprian Jeler (London: Macmillan, 2018), 13-45.
  • Abraham Gibson, “American Gibraltar: Key West during World War II,” Florida Historical Quarterly 90 (2012): 393-425.

BOOK REVIEWS

  • “Book review of The Herds Shot Round the World: Native Breeds and the British Empire, by Rebecca Woods.” H-Environment Roundtable Reviews (2019).
  • “Book review of Wild by Heart: North American Animals Confront Colonization, by Andrea L. Smalley.” Journal of Southern History 84 (August 2018): 704-706.
  • “Book review of Fascist Pigs: Technoscientific Organisms and the History of Fascism, by Tiago Saraiva.” Journal of the History of Biology 51 (2018): 183-185.
  • “Book review of Runes of Evolution: How the Universe Became Self-Aware, by Simon Conway Morris.” Quarterly Review of Biology 92 (2017): 321.
  • “Book review of Animals as Food: (Re)connecting Production, Processing, Consumption, and Impacts, by Amy J. Fitzgerald.” Agricultural History 91 (Winter 2017): 133-134.
  • “Book review of The Readable Darwin: The Origin of Species, edited by Jan A. Pechenik.” Quarterly Review of Biology 90 (June 2015): 217.
  • “Book review of On the Frontier of Science, by Leah Ceccarelli.” Quarterly Review of Biology 90 (March 2015): 78-79.

Courses

Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
BIO 318 History of Medicine
HPS 331 History of Medicine
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
BIO 494 Special Topics
HPS 591 Seminar
BIO 591 Seminar
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
HST 318 History of Engineering
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
HST 318 History of Engineering
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
HST 318 History of Engineering
HST 591 Seminar
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
HST 318 History of Engineering
HST 345 Environmental History
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
HST 318 History of Engineering