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Scott D. Dexter

Computer and Information Science

Location: 0113 Ingersoll Hall
Phone: 718.951.5000 x2048
Fax: 718.951.4842

Scott Dexter's research focuses on the role of computing across a range of social and humanistic phenomena. His formal training is in computer science, but his scholarship draws heavily from the social sciences and humanities. Dexter is currently developing a book manuscript, tentatively titled American Android: Race, Gender, and Artificial Humans in the US, 1895-2719, which traces the multiple overlapping meanings of the word "android" from the 19th century biology of gender to the postwar "cybernetic fold." He is also director of technology for the Harry Watkins Diary project, developing/maintaining a Web-based infrastructure for the transcription and editing of 1,200 pages of manuscript by about two dozen project staff. He is proud to be a Tow Professor (2012-13), in recognition of "sustained excellence in the areas of teaching, scholarship and commitment to our mission and service to the college."

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