History of Science
Jordan Mursinna is a third-year doctoral student in the History Department. He works in the history of science, with particular emphasis on the history of classification systems in eighteenth and nineteenth century European natural sciences. His previous work has explored the history of state-funded scientific research expeditions and the connections between taxonomic projects and economic development. He grew up in San Diego, California, where he worked as a research assistant at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography under Dr. Simone Baumann-Pickering, and, following that, received his B.A. in history from UC Berkeley in 2015.