Welcome to the academic homepage of Kira Lussier! I am an interdisciplinary historian of science, technology, and management. I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Management and Innovation at the University of Toronto, Mississauga. I am also an affiliated researcher at the Technoscience Research Unit.
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,” was propelled by questions about how psychological knowledge circulates in management. You can read more about my SSHRC-funded dissertation here.
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 am the co-organizer of Techniques of the Corporation, a conference that was held in Toronto in May, 2017. At the University of Toronto, I have 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.
- May 11-12: The Changing Role of Consultants in History Workshop, Oxford, UK
- May 24: Communications History Pre-Conference, the Long Histories of Surveillance, Washington, DC
- June 7-9: Affect, Propaganda, and Politics Symposium, Toronto, ON