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Megan K. Sethi is a U.S. Historian and an Adjunct Professor at Cal Poly Pomona and Southern New Hampshire University. Her work examines the grassroots political activism of scientists involved in groups devoted to promoting nuclear arms control. Her most recent article, Information, Education, and Indoctrination: The Federation of American Scientists and Public Communication Strategies in the Atomic Age, was published in Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences in 2012.

In 2007-2008, she was a Visiting Assistant Professor with the History of Science, Technology and Medicine Program at University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and has taught courses at California State University, Northridge, California State University, Los Angeles, California State University, San Bernardino, and UCLA. She has been the recipient of an NSF Dissertation Research Improvement Grant as well as a UCLA Summer Research Mentorship Fellowship. She was accepted to the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) Summer Institute on the International History of Nuclear Weapons at the Wilson Center in 2013.

Education

Megan received her B.A. in History from Bryn Mawr College and her Ph.D. in U.S. History from the University of California, Los Angeles. She completed her dissertation, entitled "To Secure the Benefits of Science to the General Welfare": The Scientists' Movement and the American Public during the Cold War, 1945-1960, in 2007 under the auspices of Jessica Wang. Her dissertation examined the grassroots political activism of scientists involved in groups devoted to promoting nuclear arms control and considered how scientists attempted to educate, inform, and mobilize the general public, and the public's response to scientific activism.


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Megan K. Sethi

Megan K. Sethi is a U.S. Historian.

  • Affiliations:
    • University of California, Los Angeles
    • University of California, Riverside
    • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • Alma Mater:
    • Bryn Mawr College
    • University of California, Los Angeles
  • Field of Research:
    • U.S. History
    • History of Science
    • Twentieth Century U.S. Political History