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Improving mankind: Philanthropic foundations and the development of American university research between the world wars
This dissertation examines efforts by the largest American philanthropic foundations, particularly those established by Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller, to improve mankind by funding research in the fields of human ...
Gorgeous monster: The arts of managing violence in contemporary Bogota
In the late 20th century, Bogota, capital of Colombia, a country where homicide is the leading cause of death, became a model of governmental intervention aimed at managing violence. My dissertation inquires into this ...
Education and utopia: Technology museums in Cold War Germany
In the aftermath of a violent war waged in the name of fascist utopian visions, German museum educators nonetheless explained the political benefits of technology. They did so in view of the new demands for democracy, but ...