Joy Rohde is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Ford School and holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of History.

Joy Rohde received a Ph.D. in the History and Sociology of Science from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in anthropology from the University of Chicago. Prior to joining the Ford School, she was an assistant professor of history at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. She has received research fellowships from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Humanities Center at Harvard University, and the University of Virginia Miller Center of Public Affairs. She was also a postdoctoral fellow in the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program at the Ford School, University of Michigan.

Joy’s recent book, Armed with Expertise: The Militarization of American Social Research during the Cold War (Cornell University Press, 2013) investigates the Cold War origins and contemporary consequences of the Pentagon’s social research contracting system.

She also recently completed a synthetic overview of the relationship between American foreign policy and social science for the new Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History.

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