Loren Graham is an historian of science and technology who has published more than a dozen books, and has been given many awards, including the Sarton Medal (highest award of the History of Science Society) and the Follo Award of the Michigan Historical Society. One of his books was a finalist for a National Book Award, and, in 2012, he was awarded a medal in Moscow by the Russian Academy of Sciences for “contributions in the history of science”. He is considered to be the leading historian of science of the Soviet Union and Russia working in Europe or America. He is also a specialist on current science policy in Russia.
His books have been published in more than a dozen languages. He has taught at Indiana University, Columbia University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Harvard University, where he is currently research associate at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.
Graham is a member of honorary societies both in the United States and abroad (American Philosophical Society, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Russian Academy of Humanitarian Sciences).
Two of his recent books are Lonely Ideas (MIT Press) and Lysenko’s Ghost (Harvard University Press). The first concerns the history of technology in Russia and the second the surprising resurgence of interest in Trofim Lysenko, sparked by the rise of epigenetics in biology worldwide.