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Denzil Ford
Liu Scholar; PhD Student, History
Office: Department of History
Address: Rm. 1297 — 1873 East Mall, Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6T 1Z1
Email: dldford@interchange.ubc.ca
Phone: 604.822.2561

Research:

Dedicated to historical epistemology, my research tentacles currently explore the history of ways of knowing about the ocean and atmosphere. My dissertation considers cross-cultural and epistemological enmeshment as Pacific Islanders, Chileans, Peruvians, and Americans spent time together in the name of gathering information about the sea and air. This project begins with an American scientific expedition through the south east Pacific and South America and hopes to create a narrative space that acheives a deeper understanding of how knowledge systems come together and transform one another.

Supervisor: Jessica Wang, Associate Professor, Department of History

Selected Projects:

  • Working Dissertation Title:  "Climate Science as Cultural Exchange: How Integrating Knowledge-Making Practices from Pacific Islands, South America, and the United States Contributed to the Discovery of Global Warming, 1950-1961." Department of History, University of British Columbia, 2009-2014.
  • MA Thesis: "Obligated Egghead: Roger Revelle and the Theory of Global Warming." Department of History and Philosophy, Montana State University, 2007-2009
  • Invited participant: Canada’s Science and Technology Museum and the Situating Science Cluster. Reading Artifacts: Summer Institute in the Material Culture of Science, (2009).
  • Invited speaker: 3TIER Group, renewable energy consulting company, Seattle, Washington (February 20, 2008).This Magnificent Canopy: A Historical and Philosophical Approach to Climate Change.
  • Published: Black, M.P., T.B Moore, A.V.M. Canario, D. Ford, R.H. Reavis, and M.S. Grober. (2005) “Reproduction in context: Field-testing a lab model of socially controlled sex change in Lythrypnus dalli.” Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 318: 127-143.
  • Poster: D. Ford, S.K. Marxer, and M.S. Grober (2000). “Field test of an integrated model of sex-change.” Arizona State University Seventh Annual Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium, Tempe, Arizona.
  • Poster: D. Ford, J. Miranda, J. Godwin, K. Semsar, and M.S. Grober (1999). “Sex-change in the Bluehead wrasse: Temporal concordance of changes in brain and behavior?” Arizona State University Sixth Annual Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium, Tempe, Arizona.          
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