Research Expertise and Interest
science and narrative and documentary, history and philosophy of mathematics and physics
Nasser Zakariya is an associate professor in the Department of Rhetoric at UC Berkeley. His research interests concern science and narrative, as well as varied topics in the history and philosophy of science. His book, A Final Story: Science, Myth and Beginnings, centers on the emergence of the so-called “scientific epic” as one among a set of possible frames or genres for synthesizing branches of knowledge according to a narrative, historical structure. He has also been involved in interrelated collaborative research, including studies of the genealogy and structure of technoscientific futurist imaginaries, the relationship between narratological categories and scientific explanatory modes, social-scientific/game-theoretic analyses of voting, and social scientific legal studies of consumer discrimination.