About

I am an historian of science and technology specializing in the history of the life sciences and the history of information technology. My first book, Life out of sequence: a data driven history of bioinformatics (Chicago, 2013), examined the transformational role of computers and databases in recent biology. I am also the author of Biotechnology and society: an introduction (Chicago, 2016) and the co-editor (with Sarah Richardson) of Postgenomics: Perspectives on Biology After the Genome (Duke, 2015). 

My work crosses between history and anthropology and more recently I have written about the political and social impacts of artificial intelligence, big data, and surveillance technologies, particularly in an Asian context. I am currently completing a book about the rise of the life sciences in China. 

For more details about my current projects, interests, and publications see: http://hallamstevens.org

Teaching
  • HI2010: History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in the Torrid Zone (Level 2; TSV)
  • SC1101: Science, Technology and Truth (Level 1; TSV)
  • SS1010: Australian People: Indigeneity and Multiculturalism (Level 1; TSV)
Interests
Research
  • history of life sciences
  • history of information technology
  • science, technology and society (STS)
Teaching
  • history of science
  • history of technology
Experience
  • 2016 to 2022 - Associate Professor, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
  • 2017 - Visiting Scholar, Shenzhen University (Shenzhen, China)
  • 2011 to 2016 - Assistant Professor, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
  • 2014 - Visiting Scholar, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Berlin, Germany)
  • 2010 to 2011 - Lecturer, Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
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Honours
Awards
  • 2022 - John A. Lent Prize (AAS)
  • 2020 - "Stories of a Pandemic" Best commentary award (June)
Publications

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Current
  • Palliative Medicine Pioneers: A Window into the History and Development of Palliative Care in Australia (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Contemporary Kalkatungu Art, Kuathuat the Rainbow Serpent and Relational Cultural Integrity (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
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  • 1 collaboration
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