Welcome to the homepage of Kira Lussier! I am a writer, research administrator, historian, and educator committed to developing and sharing new insights into the history and future of science, technology, and work.

I currently work at the nexus of research administration, science policy, and AI ethics in my role at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), as part of the Pan-Canadian AI Strategy team.

From 2018-2021, I held a position as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute for Management and Innovation at the University of Toronto Mississauga. I was also cross-appointed at Rotman’s Institute for Gender and the Economy, where I conducted research into organization’s diversity & inclusion efforts, and an affiliated researcher at the Technoscience Research Unit.

Originally born outside Winnipeg, Manitoba, I was raised in Ontario’s Niagara region. After completing an Honours BA in History from McGill University, I moved back to Ontario to complete an MA in History of Science at the IHPST. I earned my PhD in history of science from the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology at the University of Toronto in 2018. My dissertation, “Personality, Incorporated,” told a history of personality tests in North American society, psychology, and business. You can read more about it here.

At the University of Toronto, I co-organized Techniques of the Corporation, and served as president of the IHPST’s graduate student union, HAPSAT; production editor of the open-access journal, Spontaneous Generations: A Journal for the History and Philosophy of Science; and as an assistant curator of the University of Toronto Scientific Instruments Collection.

I write and speak about science, technology, psychology, work, and business for a variety of audiences. Around the Internet, can find me on LinkedIn, Academia.edu, and Twitter. In my spare time, you can find me cooking, going to concerts, making art, doing jigsaw puzzles, and entertaining my active new toddler.

2 replies on “About”

Hi Dr Lussier,

I belong to the St. Catharines chapter of the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) and I’d like to talk to you about participating in a panel discussion we are hosting the evening of January 14, 2021. Is there a number where I can reach you to discuss it further? You can contact me at paulacutler8@gmail.com or 905-933-8566.

Thank you kindly,
Paula Cutler


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