Robert W. Allington Fellow, Fall 2010
John Stewart is a Robert W. Allington Fellow. He received a B.A. in letters, with a minor in the history of science, and an M.A. in the history of science from the University of Oklahoma. He works on historical understandings of chemistry at the University of Oklahoma with a focus on affinity.
Stewart's dissertation, currently titled "Affinity Across the Disciplines: The Centrality of Chemistry in 18th-Century Science," will include analysis of both the appropriation and production of affinity theories in British agriculture, mineralogy, and physiology. When not working on his dissertation, Stewart works for Isis bibliographer Stephen Weldon on the Current Bibliography database.