Join us for our first breakfast conversation of the spring semester, with Jennifer Tucker, Assistant Professor of History and Science in Society at Wesleyan University. As an historian of 19th- and early 20th-century British society, Tucker’s research interests have ranged from the role of photography in scientific discovery and exploration to photos as tools of law for evidence (mugshots, crime scenes and surveillance) and how cameras in the courtroom have transformed the system. Recently, her work has included a project exploring the historical roots of the use of visual evidence in environmental science and pollution reform in Victorian England. She is also working on a new book-length study about the history of facial recognition photography, “Caught on Camera.” She is also on the editorial collective for Radical History Review, a journal with Duke University Press that stands at the convergence of historical scholarship and political engagement.
Find out more about Jennifer Tucker’s research here.
Coffee and pastries available at 8:00am. Conversation begins at 8:30am.
NB: This breakfast conversation will be held in Loria 258, NOT in the usual location in Luce Hall.