Visitors and Grads

Nate Greenslit, Visiting Scholar
Nate Greenslit is an anthropologist who studies drugs and society. He is currently looking at the medicalization of psychedelics like psilocybin and LSD. He got his Ph.D. from the Program in the History and Social Study of Science & Technology at MIT, and has held postdoctoral appointments at MIT's Media Lab and Harvard's History of Science Program, where he has also taught. Greenslit is currently Assistant Professor of Liberal Arts at the Boston Conservatory of Music at Berklee. He also curates the Lost Marbles Salon, an experimental monthly art and science gathering at Cloud Club, the Boston art collective where he lives with his partner and three daughters.
Anna Jobin, Visiting Research Scholar
Anna Jobin is a doctoral candidate at the College of Social and Political Science (Faculté SSP) at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. She has an academic background in sociology, IT/information management, and political economy, and earned a M.A. magna cum laude from Fribourg University. She received a Swiss National Science Foundation Grant for her empirical research project about online advertising and was an international visitor at the Department of Science & Technology Studies at Cornell University in 2016/17. Her work focuses on the social aspects of algorithmic systems, and how people enact them, interact with them, and make sense of them. She has been regularly quoted by Swiss national media regarding digital culture and related sociotechnical issues.
Jessica Watkins, Research Assistant Professor
Jessica Watkins is a Research Assistant Professor at Tufts University in the Department of Education and Center for Engineering Education and Outreach. She studies teaching and learning in science and engineering across K-16 education. Jessica received her BS in chemical physics from Rice University in 2002. After working for two years in higher education, she went on to earn her EdM from Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2005. In 2010, she received a PhD from Harvard University on research conducted on underrepresented students' performances and experiences in introductory physics courses taught using Peer Instruction. During a two-year postdoctoral position at University of Maryland, she examined an undergraduate organismal biology course, focusing on the nature of the interdisciplinary tasks and student practices integrating biology, mathematics, and physics. Now at Tufts University, she is excited to work on another interdisciplinary project, looking at the integration of engineering and literacy activities in elementary schools.