Personal Statement:

Anthony Greco is a fourth year PhD student in specializing in modern Middle East history. His research on engineers and engineering in Egypt explores the intertwined histories of colonialism, science, environment, and race during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. By detailing Egypt’s long tradition of scientific knowledge and pedagogy, this project dismantles Eurocentric assumptions about the origins and practices of science. Prior to his academic career, he worked as a diesel mechanic, plumber, and carpenter which inspired his interest in the builders and maintainers of public works infrastructure. His teaching focuses on the history of expertise in global perspective in order to revisit and rethink critical science studies in light of the contemporary rise of science skepticism.

Dissertation Title:

"Engineering Egypt: Science, Culture, and Nation in the Age of Empire"

Teaching Fields:

History of Science and Technology. Middle East Studies. 

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