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Dana A. Freiburger

Dana A. Freiburger is a Ph.D. candidate in the history of science department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, having previously earned master’s degrees at Santa Clara University and the University of Oxford.  His dissertation explores the place of science in nineteenth-century Catholic higher education in America. 

He enjoys broad interests in the history of science and technology situated in the United States and Japan during the past 150 years. His prior research includes an examination of the impact of scientific instruments on the physical sciences in Japan during the Meiji and Taisho periods.  Along these lines, he is probably one of the few individuals to have participated in two NSF Summer in Japan programs, first in 1994 and then again in 2005. More details can be found at his website at www.dafreiburger.org.