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Joe Cain

Professor of History and Philosophy of Biology

Department of Science and Technology Studies


Expertise: Philosophy & Science and British history

I think about how science and society interact, both in the past and in the present. I know a lot about British history, history of empires, and history of the Atlantic world as well as controversies that included scientists, such as eugenics, scientific racism, science-and-religion, world trade, and extinction. 

Joe Cain

More about Joe:

At University, I studied zoology and palaeontology, then philosophy, then history. I like questions that cut across a lot of subjects. I previously worked in jobs as different as selling ugly furniture, publishing books, cancer research, and collecting rubbish.

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