Igo to deliver next APHI Lunch Talk on 4/12

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April 7th, 2017

Mark April 12 on your calendars for a very special presentation: Sarah Igo (Vanderbilt University), “The Promises and Perils of Transparency”!

Igo is an Associate Professor of History at Vanderbilt University. Her primary research interests are in modern American cultural and intellectual history, the history of the human sciences, the sociology of knowledge, and the history of the public sphere. Her first book, The Averaged American: Surveys, Citizens, and the Making of a Mass Public (Harvard University Press, 2007), explores the relationship between survey data—opinion polls, sex surveys, consumer research—and modern understandings of self and nation. Professor Igo is currently at work on a cultural history of modern privacy entitled The Known Citizen, examined through legal debates, artistic and architectural movements, technological innovations, professional codes, and shifting social norms.