Kira Lussier

Doctoral Candidate, University of Toronto

    Kira Lussier is a fourth-year doctoral candidate in the history of science at the University of Toronto. Her research interests lie at the intersection of histories of science, psychology, and business. Her dissertation examines the history of psychological techniques in American corporations from 1960 to present, as a way to understand the kinds of psychological capacities that have been valued by corporations—like motivation, intuition, leadership, and teamwork. The personality test, the management training seminar, and the marketing focus group are three of the central domains where psychology and business have intersected. As her research suggests, corporations have been key sites of psychological knowledge production and circulation in twentieth-century America.

     

     

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Doctoral Colloquium Participation

Doctoral Colloquium 2016: Portland, Oregon