Anna Graber is a Davis Center Postdoctoral Fellow specializing in the history of early modern Russia. She received her Ph.D. in History from Yale University in 2016. Her postdoctoral project, "Knowledge from Stone: Science, Nature and Industry at Russian Mines," examines how economically useful natural knowledge was defined and created in the remarkably ethnically and intellectually diverse eighteenth-century Russian mining industry. Her dissertation, "Tsardom of Rock: State, Society, and Mineral Science in Enlightenment Russia," situates mineralogical study in state institutions, at the imperial court, and in elites' homes in the context of enlightened reform. In addition to her affiliation with the Davis Center, Dr. Graber is also currently a Junior Fellow at the Laboratory for Primary Source Studies at Ural Federal University in Ekaterinburg, Russia. She received her B.A. in History from Yale University in 2008 and her M.A. and M.Phil in History from Yale in 2012.
Assistant Professor, Program in History of Science and Technology, University of Minnesota
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