Scott D. Dexter

Computer and Information Science

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

My research focuses on the role of computing across a range of social and humanistic phenomena: My formal training is in computer science, but my scholarship draws heavily from the social sciences and humanities. Indeed, in 2013, I received a one-year fellowship from the College's Wolfe Institute for the Humanities. I am also 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."

I am currently developing a book manuscript, tentatively titled The American Android, which traces the multiple overlapping meanings of the word "android" from the 19th century biology of gender to the postwar "cybernetic fold." I am also director of technology for the Harry Watkins Diary project, developing a Web-based infrastructure for the transcription and editing of 1,200 pages of manuscript by about a dozen project staff.

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