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Professor Warwick Anderson

BMedSc, MB, BS, MD (Melbourne), MA, PhD (Pennsylvania)

Elected: 2013

Discipline: History

Specialisation: History of Science and Medicine, Australian History, History of Racial Thought, Asian Studies, Postcolonial Studies

Profile

Warwick Anderson is an ARC Laureate Fellow (2012 – 2017) and Professor in the Department of History and Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine at the University of Sydney.  Additionally, he is an honorary Professor in the Centre for Health and Society (which he founded) at the University of Melbourne.  Previously he taught at Harvard, Melbourne, California (UCSF and Berkeley), and Wisconsin (Madison).  He conducts research in the history of medicine and the history of the biological and social sciences.  Professor Anderson was awarded the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and the Frederick Burkhardt Fellowship of the American Council of Learned Societies.  He has held visiting appointments at Harvard University, the Institute for Advanced Studies (Princeton), Manchester University, McMaster University and the Max Planck Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschicte (Berlin).  Professor Anderson is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.  In 2013 he is a John Hope Franklin Fellow at Duke University and the Whitney J Oates Fellow at Princeton University.

Appointments

University of Sydney (2007 – present)

  • Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow and Professor, 2012 – 2017
  • Research Professor, Department of History and Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine
  • Honorary Professor, Unit for the History and Philosophy of Science
  • Director, Biomedical Sciences, Sydney Centre for the Foundations of Science
  • Deputy Director, Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine

University of Wisconsin-Madison (2007 – 2010)

  • Senior Scientist (10%), Department of Medical History and Bioethics

University of Wisconsin-Madison (2003 – 2007)

  • Chair, Department of Medical History and Bioethics
  • Robert Turell Professor of Medical History and Population Health
  • Professor of the History of Science
  • Faculty Affiliate, Center for Southeast Asian Studies
  • Steering Committee, Holtz Center for Science & Technology Studies

University of California at Berkeley (2002 – 2003)

  • Associate Professor, Department of History

University of California at San Francisco (2000 – 2003)

  • Vice-Chair, Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine
  • Associate Professor, Anthropology, History and Social Medicine
  • Director, History of the Health Sciences Program
  • Founding Director, Center for Humanities and Health Sciences

University of Melbourne (1995 – 2000)

  • Founding Director, Centre for Health and Society, 1997 – 2001
  • Associate Professor, History and Philosophy of Science, 1997 – 2001
  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, History and Philosophy of Science, 1995 – 1997

Harvard University

  • Assistant Professor, History of Science
  • Assistant Professor, Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School (secondary appointment)

Awards

  • Fellow, Australian Academy of the Humanities (2012)
  • Shortlist Mary Gilmore Poetry Book Award, ASAL (Hard Cases, Brief Lives) (2012)
  • Ludwik Fleck Award, Society for Social Studies of Science (Lost Souls) (2010)
  • William H Welch Medal, American Association of the History of Medicine (Lost Souls) (2010)
  • NSW Premier’s General History Award (Lost Souls) (2009)
  • Shortlist Queensland Premier’s History Award (Lost Souls) (2009)
  • Social Science Book Prize, Philippine National Book Awards (Colonial Pathologies) (2008)
  • W K Hancock Award, Australian Historical Association, for first book by an Australian historian 2002 – 2004 (Cultivation of Whiteness) (2004)
  • Inaugural Basic Books Prize for first book manuscript in the history of science, technology or medicine (Cultivation of Whiteness) (2001)
  • Awards from Clark and Milton Funds, Harvard University (1992 – 1993)
  • Newcomen Prize (for US graduate student essay in the history of technology) (1980)
  • Commonwealth Postgraduate Research Award, Australia (1988)

Publications

Warwick Anderson & Ian R Mackey (2014), Intolerant Bodies: A Short History of Autoimmunity. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press

Warwick Anderson, Deborah Jenson & Richard C Keller (eds) (2011), Unconscious Dominions: Psychoanalysis, Colonial Trauma, and Global Sovereignties. Durham NC, USA: Duke University Press

Warwick Anderson (2008), The Collectors of Lost Souls: Turning Kuri Scientists into Whitemen. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press

Warwick Anderson (2006), Colonial Pathologies: American Tropical Medicine, Race, and Hygiene in the Philippines. Durham NC, USA: Duke University Press

Warwick Anderson (2002), The Cultivation of Whiteness: Science, Health and Racial Destiny in Australia. Carlton, Vic: Melbourne University Press

Contact

Contact Information

Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia

    ABN: 59 957 839 703
  • Location: 26 Balmain Crescent, Acton, ACT 2601
  • Postal: GPO Box 1956, Canberra, ACT 2601
  • +61 .2 62491788
  • +61 .2 62474335
  • secretariat@assa.edu.au

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