SCOTT GABRIEL KNOWLES, PHD
Department of History
Knowles is the author of The Disaster Experts: Mastering Risk in Modern America (2011), editor of Imagining Philadelphia: Edmund Bacon and the Future of the City (2009), and co-editor (with Richardson Dilworth) of Building Drexel: The University and Its City, 1891-2016 (2016) and (with Art Molella) World’s Fairs in the Cold War: Science, Technology, and the Culture of Progress. He is series co-editor (with Kim Fortun) of “Critical Studies in Risk and Disaster” (UPenn Press). His work on the history of risk and disaster has appeared in the Natural Hazards Observer, Journal of Policy History, Technology and Culture, and Engineering Studies—he has also written for the New York Times, Huffington Post, Slate, Conservation Magazine, U.S. News and World Report, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Hill. Knowles is completing a new book titled The United States of Disaster (UPenn Press).