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Kevin Baker


Kevin Baker is a PhD student in the History and Science and a Mellon Science Studies Cluster Fellow at Northwestern. His work focuses on the role that science and technology have played in shaping modern political and economic thought. His current project examines the impact of computer simulation models on the formulation of international development policies in the 1960s and 1970s.

Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Kevin holds a BA in History and Political Science as well as an MA in History from Georgia State University. His Master's thesis, Red Helmsman: Cybernetics, Economics, and Philosophy in the German Democratic Republic, explores the development and influence of a Marxian variant of cybernetics in Ulbricht-era East Germany.

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