Anders Bright

Ph.D. Student

Anders Bright is a first year PhD student studying early American intellectual and cultural history. His research focuses on the development of scientific institutions in the early republic, the production of scientific knowledge over the long eighteenth century, and the emergence of new forms of scientific authority during this period.


Anders’ current work revolves around analyzing the processes by which, during the first decades of the nineteenth- century, a consciously American scientific community developed. His current research focuses on a network of naturalists operating in and around Philadelphia during the period.


Anders received a B.A. in 2018 from Johns Hopkins University, where he studied History and Political Science.