Mara Mills

Visiting Scholar
Visiting Scholars are established scholars, as evidenced by significant publications and broad academic experience, spending a fixed term as guests at the MPIWG for research purposes. They may be externally funded or receive a Research Fellowship from the MPIWG.
Max Planck Research Group (Epistemes of Modern Acoustics)
PhD, Associate Professor, NYU Steinhardt
August 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017

Mills is completing a book manuscript on the history of “communication engineering,” a concept and set of practices that emerged in the telephone industry in the early twentieth century. She is particularly interested in the ways telephone engineers adapted knowledge about speech and hearing from the fields of phonetics and deaf education.