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Gerardo Con Diaz

Gerardo Con Diaz

Assistant Professor of Science and Technology Studies

SSH 1254


  1. Ph.D., M.A., M.Phil., Yale University
  2. M.Phil., University of Cambridge (Trinity College)
  3. B.A. Harvard University


Gerardo Con Díaz is a historian of information technology with a special interest in American law and business. His first book, Software Rights (2019), is a history of software patenting published with Yale University Press. In 2017, he was awarded the Society for the History of Technology's Bernard S. Finn Prize for best article in the history of electrical technology and the Business History Conference's Herman E. Krooss for best doctoral dissertation in business history. He is currently a Thomas Edison Innovation Fellow at the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, George Mason University. 


Con Díaz is an assistant professor in Science and Technology Studies at the University of California, Davis. He holds a Doctorate in History of Science and Medicine from Yale University and additional degrees from Harvard University and the University of Cambridge. His work has been funded by fellowships from the Charles Babbage Institute, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, and the Yale Program in History of Science and Medicine.

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