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Abraham Gibson

Abraham Gibson

NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

abraham.gibson@asu.edu

School of Life Sciences
Arizona State Univeristy
PO Box 874501
Tempe, AZ 85287-4501

Titles

  • Senior Sustainability Fellow, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Lecturer, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Biography

Abraham Gibson is an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Biology & Society in the School of Life Sciences. He also teaches in the School of Historical, Philosophical, & Religious Studies. He has published extensively on a variety of topics related to the history of science. His first book, Feral Animals in the American South: An Evolutionary History, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2016. He has previously taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Florida State University, Virginia Tech, and the College of Coastal Georgia, and has earned multiple fellowships from the National Science Foundation, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Consortium for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine.

Education

  • PhD, History, Florida State University, 2013
  • Graduate Certification, Science and Technology Studies, Virginia Tech, 2008
  • MA, History, Virginia Tech, 2008
  • BA, English, James Madison University, 2005

Expertise

Journal Articles

2013

Gibson, A. H. 2013. Edward O. Wilson and the organicist tradition. Journal of the History of Biology 46(4):599-630. DOI: 10.1007/s10739-012-9347-3. (link )

Gibson, A. H., C. L. Kwapich and M. Lang. 2013. The roots of multilevel selection theory: Concepts of biological individuality in the early twentieth century. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 35(4):505-532. (link )

Books

2016

Gibson, A. H. 2016. Feral Animals in the American South: An Evolutionary History. Cambridge University Press. New York, NY. ISBN: 978-1107156944.

Book Chapters

2018

Gibson, A. H. and C. Ermus. 2018. Invasive species as environmental disaster in the Gulf South. In: Ermus, C. ed., Environmental Disaster in the Gulf South: Two Centuries of Catastrophe, Rise, and Resilience. Louisiana State University Press. ISBN: 978-0807167106.

Gibson, A. H., C. L. Kwapich and M. Lang. 2018. The roots of multilevel selection theory: Concepts of biological individuality in the early twentieth century. Pp. 13-35 In: Jeler, C. ed., Multilevel Selection and the Theory of Evolution: Historical and Conceptual Issues. Springer. ISBN: 978-3-319-78676-6.

2017

Gibson, A. H. 2017. The path to the present. Pp. 72-86 In: Ruse, M. and R. J. Richards eds., The Cambridge Handbook of Evolutionary Ethics. Cambridge University Press. DOI: 10.1017/9781316459409.006. ISBN: 9781316459409.

2015

Gibson, A. H. 2015. Beasts of burden: Feral burros and the American West. Pp. 38-53 In: Nance, S. ed., The Historical Animal. Syracuse University Press. Syracuse, NY. ISBN: 978-0815634065.

Gibson, A. H. and M. Ruse. 2015. Sociology and evolutionary psychology. Pp. 252-261 In: Montgomery, G. and M. A. Largent eds., A Companion to the History of American Science. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Chichester, West Sussex, UK. ISBN: 978-1405156257.