Petter Hellström

doctoral/PhD student at Department of History of Science and Ideas

+4618-471 5750
Visiting address:
Engelska parken, Thunbergsvägen 3P

Postal address:
Box 629
751 26 UPPSALA

Short presentation

I defended my doctoral thesis in September 2019. I am on parental leave during the winter and spring 2019/2020.

Keywords: cultural history of science history of classification science and religion history of evolutionary theory

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My courses


Born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden. Degrees from the universities of London (BA Arabic and the Study of Religions, 2008), Cambridge (MPhil History and Philosophy of Science, 2010), and Uppsala (PhD History of Science and Ideas, 2019).


I defended my doctoral thesis, entitled "Trees of Knowledge. Science and the Shape of Genealogy", in September 2019. For the thesis abstract, click here. For the Uppsala University press release, click here.


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