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Assistant Professor of History, Columbia University

Berthold Leibinger Fellow - Class of Fall 2022

Alma Steingart is an assistant professor of history at Columbia University, where she focuses on the interplay between politics and mathematical rationalities. She received her BA from Columbia and PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was a Junior Fellow of the Harvard Society of Fellows. In her first book, Axiomatics: Mathematical Thought and High Modernism (Chicago, forthcoming), Steingart traces the influence of axiomatic reasoning on mid-century American intellectual thought, from the natural and social sciences to literary criticism and modern design. She has published in Osiris, Representations, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Grey Room, and elsewhere. Her work has been supported by the National Science Foundation and the Max-Planck-Institute for the History of Science, among others.

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