David Horn

David Horn

David Horn

Professor & Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences



186 University Hall

Areas of Expertise

  • Science and Technology Studies (STS)
  • History of Human Sciences
  • Cultural and Social Theory


  • Ph.D. in Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley

Teaching and Research

Cultural and historical studies of science; social technologies; the body and deviance; cultural and social theory; Europe (Italy and France)

David Horn's current project is a collection of essays on writing, automatism, and the self.  His most recent book, The Criminal Body: Lombroso and the Anatomy of Deviance (New York: Routledge, 2003), is focused on nineteenth-century Italian human sciences. His first book, Social Bodies: Science, Reproduction, and Italian Modernity (Princeton University Press, 1994), explored social technologies of reproduction and welfare in interwar Italy.

Selected Publications

“Comparative Studies of Science and Technology,” in Science, Technology, and Society: New Perspectives and Directions, ed. Todd Pittinsky (Cambridge University Press, 2019), 28­–59

The Criminal Body: Lombroso and the Anatomy of Deviance (Routledge, 2003).

Social Bodies: Science, Reproduction and Italian Modernity (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994)