Amy Fisher

Amy Fisher

Associate Professor and Director, Science, Technology 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,
  • 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,
  • 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,
BS Mount Allison University 1999
MS The University of Calgary 2002
Ph.D University of Minnesota 2010
Scientific Controversies SSI1 153-A 2218
STS I: Antiquity to 1700 STS 201-A 2218
Senior Research Seminar in STS STS 480-A 2218
STS II: Since 1800 STS 202-A 2224
Technology and Culture STS 301-A 2224
Murder and Mayhem STS 354-A 2224

Contact Information

Wyatt 151