Alice Clifton

Ph.D. Student

Member Of:
  • School of History and Sociology
Office Location:
Old Civil Engineering G42
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Alice is a Ph.D. candidate in the History and Sociology of Technology and Science with a focus on the history of technology.  Her dissertation examines engineering cultures and white masculinity at the Tennessee Valley Authority from the 1930s to the 1950s. She's very involved in the graduate community within Georgia Tech as well as in the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT), where she founded and currently leads its Early Career Interest Group. She's also the secretary/treasurer for the International Network of Engineering Studies.

Alice earned a B.S. in engineering from Harvey Mudd College before her interest in human-tool interaction led her to explore organic farming in Scotland, professional baking in Ireland and Atlanta, and history museum work in Savannah, Georgia. She's earned an M.S. in the History and Sociology of Technology and Science and a Graduate Certificate in STS at Georgia Tech.

Faculty Advisor:  Steven Usselman
  • Ph.D. Comprehensive Exam, High Pass, 2017
  • M.S., History and Sociology of Technology and Science, Georgia Tech, 2016
  • Graduate Certificate in Science, Technology, and Society, 2016
  • Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) Associate Certificate, May 2018
  • B.S. with distinction, Engineering, Harvey Mudd College, 2007
Awards and
  • Teaching Fellowship Program, School of History and Technology, Georgia Tech, 2017-2018
  • President’s Fellowship, Georgia Tech, 2014-2018
  • National Science Foundation Travel Grant, 2017
  • Award for Excellence in Student Research Using Historical Records, Graduate Level, Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council, 2016
  • Society for the History of Technology Travel Grant, 2016 (declined)
  • Homer Rice Award, School of History and Technology, Georgia Tech, 2016
  • National Merit Scholarship, 2003-2007
  • Baker Research Fellowship, Harvey Mudd College, 2006
Areas of
  • Gender
  • History Of Technology
  • Inequality And Social Justice
  • Regional Development
  • Science And Engineering Workforces
  • Technology
  • U.S. History
Research Fields:
  • History of Technology/Engineering and Society
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • United States
  • Gender
  • Inequality and Social Justice
  • Race/Ethnicity
  • Regional Development
  • Science and Engineering Workforces
  • Science and Technology
  • Technology
  • HTS-2823: Special Topics