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Kevin Baker is a PhD student in the History and Science in Human Culture programs at Northwestern University.  His work focuses on the role that science and technology has played in shaping modern political and economic thought. His current project examines the impact of computer simulation models on the formulation of international development policies in the 1960s and 1970s.

Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Kevin holds a BA in History and Political Science as well as a MA in History from Georgia State University. His Master’s thesis Red Helmsman: Cybernetics, Economics, and Philosophy in the German Democratic Republic  explores the development of a Marxian variant of cybernetics in Ulbricht-era East Germany.

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