Elizabeth Lunbeck

Elizabeth Lunbeck is an American historian. She is Professor of the History of Science in Residence in the Department of the History of Science at Harvard University.[1]

Elizabeth Lunbeck
EducationDuke University
Harvard University
EmployerHarvard University


Lunbeck is the author or coauthor of books including:

  • The Americanization of Narcissism (2014)[2]
  • Family Romance, Family Secrets: Case Notes from an American Psychoanalysis, 1912 (with Bennett Simon, 2003)[3]
  • The Psychiatric Persuasion: Knowledge, Gender, and Power in Modern America (1994)[4]

Her edited volumes include:

  • Histories of Scientific Observation (edited with Lorraine Daston, 2011)[5]
  • Science without Laws: Model Systems, Cases, Exemplary Narratives (edited with Angela Creager and M. Norton Wise, 2007)[6]
  • Feminism in Twentieth-Century Science, Technology, and Medicine (edited with Angela Creager and Londa Schiebinger, 2001)[7]


  1. ^ "Elizabeth Lunbeck". Department of the History of Science. Harvard University. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  2. ^ Reviews of The Americanization of Narcissism:
  3. ^ Reviews of Family Romance, Family Secrets:
  4. ^ Reviews of The Psychiatric Persuasion:
  5. ^ Reviews of Histories of Scientific Observation:
  6. ^ Reviews of Science without Laws:
  7. ^ Reviews of Feminism in Twentieth-Century Science, Technology, and Medicine:
    • Lederman, Muriel (Fall 2002). Journal of the History of Biology. 35 (3): 613–615. JSTOR 4331771.CS1 maint: untitled periodical (link)
    • Shulman, Bonnie J. (October 2002). Technology and Culture. 43 (4): 782–784. doi:10.1353/tech.2002.0183. JSTOR 25148013. S2CID 143980771.CS1 maint: untitled periodical (link)
    • Whelan, Emma (May 2003). Contemporary Sociology. 32 (3): 387–389. doi:10.2307/3089219. JSTOR 3089219.CS1 maint: untitled periodical (link)
    • Middlecamp, Catherine Hurt (Spring 2004). "Give this book to a chemistry professor?". NWSA Journal. 16 (1): 221–233. JSTOR 4317044.
    • Rogers, Naomi (July 2004). Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences. 59 (3): 495–496. doi:10.1093/jhmas/jrh102. JSTOR 24632190.CS1 maint: untitled periodical (link)
    • Rolin, Kristina (Winter 2004). "Three decades of feminism in science: from "liberal feminism" and "difference feminism" to gender analysis of science". Hypatia. 19 (1): 292–296. JSTOR 3810942.