Alix Cooper received her PhD in the History of Science from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Since then she has taught early modern European history and the history of science, technology, medicine, and the environment at a number of American universities. She is currently Associate Professor of History at the State University of New York at Stony Brook in the USA. This year (2014-2015), she is a Senior Research Fellow for the ERC Research Project “Wege ärztlichen Wissens: How Physicians Know”.
- history of early modern natural history (especially as practiced by physicians)
- the role of family and household in the early modern observational sciences
- ideas of environmental and occupational health in early modern Europe