Joshua Berson

Joshua Berson

Sociologist and Historian; 2018-19 Berggruen Fellow at USC Dornsife

Biography

Joshua Berson is a Berggruen Fellow working on The Scaffold: A Theory of Adaption that analyzes the relationship between technology and the body and highlights the cultural changes necessary to guide humanity through our current environmental crisis. He has held previous research appointments at the Max Planck Institute and the Rachel Carson Center and holds a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of Computable Bodies (Bloomsbury Academic) and won the PROSE Award in Language and Linguistics.