Simon Torracinta

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PhD Candidate
Research Areas: 
History of the human and social sciences; history of anthropology; history of ideas; political & social theory


I’m a second-year PhD student in the History of Science and Medicine. My work centers on the history of the modern human and social sciences, with a focus on postwar anthropology. Integrating questions in science studies and intellectual history, I’m particularly interested in the translation of scientific ideas into social theory and political thought.

Originally from the UK, I received my B.A. in History from Oxford University in 2012, and my M.A. in International History from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. I also worked for the British Government for several years as a civil servant, in various policy-related roles, before beginning my PhD.