Gerardo Con Diaz
I research how law and policy have shaped the digital world. My first book, Software Rights, examines software patenting in the United States. My next book, on Internet copyright, is under contract with Yale University Press. I also have a few side projects on the histories of medical algorithms, the California oil industry, and the U.S. music industry.?
My research is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Smithsonian Institution, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. I have also been a fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and the Center for Intellectual Property x Innovation Policy.
I am an Associate Professor of Science and Technology Studies at the University of California, Davis, and the Editor in Chief of the IEEE Annals of the History of Computing. With Jeff Yost, I edit the Johns Hopkins Series Studies in Computing and Culture. I received a Ph.D. from Yale University and additional degrees from the University of Cambridge (Trinity College) and Harvard University.
I grew up in Costa Rica and have been a singer since 2002, trained in classical music and contemporary musical theater. My vocal coach is the amazing Elodie Perroud in Davis, California.
- Ph.D., History of Science and Medicine, Yale University, 2016
- M.A., M.Phil., History of Science and Medicine, Yale University, 2014
- M.Phil., History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge (Trinity College), 2009
- B.A., Mathematics, Harvard University, 2008