Luis Campos

Field of Practice:



Solitude fellowship

City, Country:

Albuquerque, USA


2020, 2021

Born 1976.

Luis Campos is Regents’ Lecturer and Associate Professor of the History of Science at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque/USA. Trained in both biology and in the history of science, Campos has written widely on the history of genetics, and is the author of Radium and the Secret of Life (University of Chicago Press, 2015) and co-editor of Making Mutations: Objects, Practices, Contexts (MPIWG, 2010). Campos is an associate editor of the Journal of the History of Biology, and serves as Secretary of the History of Science Society. He is also program chair for the 2021 annual meeting of the International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology.

Campos received his PhD in the history of science from Harvard University, Cambridge/USA in 2006, and his MA in the history and philosophy of science from the University of Cambridge, Cambridge/UK in 2000. He has taught at Drew University in New Jersey/USA (2006–2012), and been a postdoctoral fellow at the Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte in Berlin/Germany (2007–2008). In 2017, he held the Baruch S. Blumberg/NASA Chair of Astrobiology at the Library of Congress (Washington D.C./USA). In 2019, he was Scholar-in-Residence at Gingko Bioworks, in Boston/USA, and resident at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton/USA.