Gregg
De Young

Position
Associate Professor
Department
Department of Mathematics and Actuarial Science

Profile

Brief Biography

Gregg De Young is an associate professor of science at The American University in Cairo. De Young has taught in the Core Curriculum at AUC since 1990.  A historian by training, his main focus is the way both science and technology interact with the cultural milieu in which they develop. Concentrating on the medieval period, his interest is the kinematics of scientific ideas – how they are transmitted, assimilated, adopted into new cultural and linguistic settings. Thus, he looks to translations, education and textbooks, and encyclopedias for clues to understand the cross-cultural transmission of ideas. His interests extend to gender relations in modern science, as well as science and the arts (both serious or “high” art and cartoons).

Research Interest
  • Kinematics of scientific ideas
  • Gender relations in modern science, as well as science and the arts