Alma Steingart

Alma Steingart, Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Columbia University, researches the interplay between American politics and mathematical rationalities. Her current project, Accountable Democracy, examines how mathematical thought and computing technologies have impacted electoral politics in the United States in the twentieth century. Her first book, Axiomatics: Mathematical Thought and High Modernism, is forthcoming with the University of Chicago Press (2023). Before joining Columbia University, she was a Junior Fellow of the Harvard Society of Fellows and a predoctoral fellow of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. She earned her PhD in 2013 in the Program in History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology, and Society at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Her work has appeared in Social Studies of Science, Grey Room, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. Her work is supported by a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation.

Alma Steingart serves as an Advisory Committee Member.