Andrew L. Russell, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, College of Arts & Letters
Stevens Institute of Technology
Castle Point on Hudson
Hoboken, New Jersey 07030
Office: Morton 329 || @RussellProf
201-216-5400 (tel) || 201-216-8245 (fax)


I am an assistant professor of history and director of the Program in Science and Technology Studies in the College of Arts & Letters at Stevens Institute of Technology, where I’ve worked since 2008.
My book, Open Standards and the Digital Age: History, Ideology, and Networks was published by Cambridge University Press in April 2014.

Some recent publications and papers:

The Internet’s History Isn’t As “Open” As You Think, Future Tense, May 21, 2014.
OSI: The Internet That Wasn’t, IEEE Spectrum 50 (August 2013).
Betrayal of the Internet Imaginaire, American Science team blog, September 12, 2013.
Histories of Networking vs. the History of the Internet, Paper presented to the SIGCIS 2012 Workshop, October 7, 2012.
Modularity: An Interdisciplinary History of an Ordering Concept, Information and Culture: A Journal of History 47:3 (2012): 257-287.
Standards, Networks, and Critique, IEEE Annals of the History of Computing 34:3 (2012): 78-80.
‘Rough Consensus and Running Code’ and the Internet-OSI Standards War, IEEE Annals of the History of Computing 28:3 (2006): 48-61.
Standardization in History: A Review Essay with an Eye to the Future, in Sherrie Bolin, ed., The Standards Edge: Future Generations (Ann Arbor, MI: Sheridan Press, 2005), 247-260.

My research and teaching interests:
US History since 1880
History of Technology and Computing
Science and Technology Studies
Digital Culture and Media Studies
Internet Governance
Innovation History and Policy
Globalization and American Empire


Additional current affiliations:
Chair-Elect, SIGCIS
Reviews Editor, IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
Member, IEEE Computer Society History Committee
Full c.v. (updated May 2014).


Previous affiliations:
Duke University, John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, 2007-2008.
– Post-doctoral fellow, Recycle Seminar
The Johns Hopkins University, Program in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, 2003-2007.
– Ph.D., History of Science and Technology, 2007.
– Dissertation: “Industrial Legislatures”: Consensus Standardization in the Second and Third Industrial Revolutions
– Committee: Stuart W. Leslie (Chair), Louis Galambos, Robert H. Kargon, Harry M. Marks, Andreas Terzis.
The University of Colorado at Boulder, Department of History, 1999-2003.
– M.A. History, 2003.
– Program Assistant, Silicon Valley Telecommunications Program
– Instructor, Alliance for Technology, Learning & Society (ATLAS)
Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government,  1997-1999.
– Staff Assistant, Harvard Information Infrastructure Project
Vassar College, 1992-1996.
– B.A. History, 1996.