School of History & Sociology
Ph.D., Harvard University
Joined faculty in
History of Science, History of Espionage, Modern German Science
Junior Meritorious Research Award
Who's Who in America
Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, National Science Foundation(2), Humboldt Foundation (2), Fulbright Scholar, American Association of University Women, German Academic Exchange Program (DAAD), Chemical Heritage Foundation, Michigan State University Research Grants
Current and recent projects
A history of invisible ink from ancient to modern times.
East German Foreign Intelligence
Recent and selected publications
Within the Last Two Years
East German Foreign Intelligence, Routledge, (2009), Seduced by Secrets, 2008
Articles “Technophlic Hubris and Espionage Styles during the Cold
War.” Isis, Summer, 2010.
“Confessing Secrets: Secret Communication and the Origins of Modern Science.” Intelligence and National Security, April, 2010.
“Science and the Stasi” Nature, October, 2009
“Invisible Ink Revealed.” Chemical Heritage Magazine, Fall, 2009.
“The Crown Jewels and the Importance of Scientific-Technical Intelligence.” in East German Foreign Intelligence: Myth, Reality and Controversy (2009) (Above # 4), pps. 185-203.
“Ancient Imprints: Fear and the Origins of Secret Writing.” Endeavor, vol. 33, No. 1, 2009, pps. 24-28.
“Concealing/Revealing Spy Artifacts.” In eds. Thomas Brandsteter,Dirk
Rupnow,Christina Wessely. Sachunterricht: Fundstücke aus der Wissenschaftsgeschichte. Vienna: Löcker Verlag, 2008. Pps. 235-39. Received 2009.
History of Science Society
American Historical Association
German Studies Association
Intelligence History Group