Eric Moses Gurevitch

Historian of Science, Technology, and Medicine in South Asia

I am a National Endowment for the Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow at Vanderbilt University. At Vanderbilt, I am in the Asian Studies Department and am affiliated with the Program in Climate and Environmental Studies. My research aims to tell a more global history of science, technology, and medicine in which unexpected voices, practices and events come to stand alongside more standard narratives.

In 2022, I received a PhD from the University of Chicago conferred jointly by the Department of South Asian Languages & Civilizations and the Committee on the Conceptual & Historical Studies of Science. My dissertation was awarded the Dissertation Prize from the Division of History of Science and Technology of the International Congress of History of Science and Technology; the Dissertation Award on the Formation of Knowledge from the University of Chicago; and the Mohini Jain Presidential Chair in Jain Studies Best Dissertation Award from the Department of Religious Studies at the University of California, Davis.

I am currently writing a book under contract with the University of Chicago Press titled Everyday Sciences: Making Knowledge Local in South Asia.