Rodolfo John Alaniz

Visiting Lecturer
Office Hours: 
Wednesday, 2-4 p.m.
2309 Dwinelle

PhD, History (Science Studies), University of California, San Diego

MA, History, University of California, San Diego

BS, Genetics, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Curriculum Vitae: 
Research Interests: 

John's dissertation examines how deep-sea invertebrate specimens helped naturalists to adjudicate evolutionary questions during the nineteenth century. This dissertation is part of a broader interest in the scientific concepts of biological generation, heredity, classification and their effects on society. Other research projects include the examination of race, class, and sexual orientation in relation to evolutionary theories during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Representative Publications: 
Alaniz, Rodolfo John. “A Conflict of Interests: how differing international marine science practices shaped the nineteenth-century biotic debate.” In Soundings and Crossings: Doing Science at Sea 1800-1970, edited by Katharine Anderson and Helen M. Rozwadowski. Sangamore Beach, MA: Science History Publications, in press.