Daniel Graham is a historian of science, technology, medicine, and empire. Currently, Dan is an instructor of history at Slippery Rock University and has taught courses on urban history, public history, the history of science and technology, World War I, museum and archival collections, the history of capitalism, and several courses on imperial histories encompassing the British, Russian, Habsburg, and Ottoman empires. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland Baltimore County (BA, 2012) and The Catholic University of America (MA, 2016; PhD, 2020). Dan’s research focuses on the global history of science and technology, imperialism, business and industrial history, environmental history, and the intersections between these themes. His work has appeared in the Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History and FWD: Museums Journal, and he has curated multiple museum exhibits related to the history of technology.
During his fellowship at the Science History Institute, Dan worked on a book manuscript titled Structures of Change in a Chemical Age, which traces the development and institutionalization of new scientific and business practices in scientifically-driven industries from the late 18th century through the early 20h century. This study focused on developments and shared practices between the United States and Europe, and on the rubber manufacturing industry as an illustrative case study of larger trends across chemical industries.