Libby O’Neil is a 4rd year PhD candidate in the History of Science and Medicine (HSHM). She is currently writing a dissertation on the history of systems theory between Vienna and the United States, and her research interests also include science fiction and the history of psychoanalysis.
Before coming to Yale, Libby received a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Kansas, and she completed her MA in Liberal Studies at Reed College in 2019. In between, she has worked as a systems engineer and a patent writer.
In her teaching, Libby is passionate about helping students across the disciplines ask new questions about the history of science and to take intellectual risks in the classroom. She especially excited to work with students who might be new to the humanities. As a McDougal Teaching Fellow, she helps graduate students and postdocs develop their pedagogical skills.