CECELIA WATSON

Cecelia Watson pursued graduate work in philosophy at the University of Chicago and earned her doctorate in conceptual and historical studies of science. She recently published Semicolon: The Past, President, and Future of a Misunderstood Mark (Ecco/HarperCollins, 2019) and the invited articles and chapters “9 Things You Didn’t Know about the Semicolon,” in Publishers Weekly; “Just Cause for Wonder,” in Surprise: 107 Variations on the Unexpected (Berlin: Max Planck Institute for the History of Science); and “The Sphere,” in Textures of the Anthropocene: Grain|Vapor|Ray (Cambridge: MIT Press). She is the recipient of honors and fellowships including Whitney Humanities Center Fellowship, Yale University; American Council of Learned Societies New Faculty Fellowship; IFK Vienna Research Fellowship (declined); and Fishbein Fellowship, Morris Fishbein Center for the History of Medicine, University of Chicago); among others. She previously taught in Bard’s Language and Thinking Program at the Annandale and Berlin campuses and at Yale, where her courses ranged from philosophy to the history of Western science. She also served as Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science and Postdoctoral Fellow at the European College of Liberal Arts.

BA, St. John’s College; MA, PhD, University of Chicago. At Bard: 2020–22.