Kristopher A. Nelson, JD, MA (ABD)

PhD Candidate in the History of Science and Science Studies

Department of History

University of California, San Diego

9500 Gilman Drive #0104

La Jolla, CA 92093-0104

(858) 534-1996 / (858) 534-7283 (fax)

Contact me through the Department of History or my personal site:


https://krisnelson.org


EDUCATION

2017 (expected)

Ph.D. in History of Science and Science Studies

University of California, San Diego

Thesis: “Impacts of Technology on U.S. Privacy Law, 1775-1974”

Advisor: Tal Golan

2014

M.A. in History of Science and Science Studies

University of California, San Diego

2009

J.D. in Law

University of California, Hastings College of the Law

1998

B.A. in Comparative History of Ideas

University of Washington, Seattle

1998

B.A. in Comparative Literature and Spanish

University of Washington, Seattle

ADDITIONAL EDUCATION

Summer 2011

Vienna International Summer University (Vienna Circle)

University of Vienna, Austria

2008-2009

Visiting Student at the School of Law

University of Washington, Seattle

Summer 2007

Summer Law Program (International Law and Professional Ethics)

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Fall 2005

School of Law (visiting student due to Hurricane Katrina)

University of Texas at Austin

Fall/Winter 2005

Tulane University Law School (transferred due to Hurricane Katrina)

Tulane University, New Orleans

Fall 1997

French Language Study

Université de Toulouse, France

1996-1997

Facultad de Traductores e Intérpretes (direct enrollment)

Universidad de Granada, Spain

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Adjunct Instructor & Associate-In

Liberty in American Law (Spring, History at University of San Diego)

U.S. History After the Civil War (Fall, History at Mesa College)

Introduction to the History of Science (Fall/Spring, History at University of San Diego)

American Legal History Since 1865 (Summer/Winter, History at UCSD)

Graduate Teaching Assistant

The Scientific Revolution (History of Science at UCSD)

The Emergence of Modern Science (History of Science at UCSD)

Science, Technology, and Law (History of Science at UCSD)

Contemporary Legal Issues (Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer, Law & Society at UCSD)

Communications and the Law (Communications at UCSD)

Mexican-American History (History at UCSD)

East Asian History (History at UCSD)

United States History (Fall/Winter/Spring, History at UCSD)

Making of the Modern World (Fall/Winter, E. Roosevelt College Writing Program at UCSD)

Graduate Reader (Grader)

The Atomic Bomb and the Atomic Age (History of Science at UCSD)

International Law—War Crimes and Genocide (History at UCSD)

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

The Question of Human Nature (Comparative History of Ideas at Univ. of Washington)

“Sex and Gender” Focus Group (Comparative History of Ideas at Univ. of Washington)

Freshman/First-Year Interest Group (General Studies at Univ. of Washington)

Guest Lectures

“History of Disability Law” for Disability and the Struggle for Inclusion (Freshman Seminar)

“Privacy (Apple versus the FBI)” for Contemporary Legal Issues (LAWS 101)

“Administrative Law: Sexual Assault on Campus” for Contemporary Legal Issues (LAWS 101)

“Introduction to Law and Science” for Science, Technology, and Law (HISC 131)

“Privacy and the Internet” for Contemporary Legal Issues (LAWS 101) and Science, Technology, and Law (HISC 131)

“Privacy (4th Amendment and contraception)” for Contemporary Legal Issues (LAWS 101)

“Religion (1st Amendment)” for Contemporary Legal Issues (LAWS 101)

“Intellectual Property” for Contemporary Legal Issues (LAWS 101)

“Revolution and the Constitution” for Communications and the Law (COMM 114)

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2009

Research Assistant for Robert Gomulkiewicz (focused on history of IP licensing)

University of Washington School of Law

2007-2008

Research Assistant at the Center for Work/Life Law (supervised by Joan Williams)

University of California, Hastings College of the Law

2007-2008

Fellow at the Law and Bioscience Project (supervised by Robin Feldman)

University of California, Hastings College of the Law

2007

Research Assistant (supervised by James Dempsey)

Center for Democracy and Technology

2004-2005

Archival Assistant

Amistad Research Center, Tulane University

LEGAL INTERNSHIPS

Fall 2016-present

Legal Intern/Paralegal (supervised by Timothy Elder)

TRE Legal Practice (Oakland/San Diego)

Summer 2008

Law Clerk (supervised by Claudia Center)

Legal Aid Society - Employment Law Center (San Francisco)

2008

Judicial Extern for Justice James Lambden

California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District (San Francisco)

HONORS, AWARDS, GRANTS, AND FELLOWSHIPS

2015-2016

Fletcher Jones Dissertation Writing Fellowship (F.J. Foundation/UCSD)

Summer 2015

“Student of the Year” for service on conduct boards (UCSD)

Spring 2015

Science Studies Dissertation Writing Fellowship (UCSD)

2014, 2015

Science Studies Travel/Research Grants (UCSD)

Summer 2011

VISU Tuition/Travel Scholarship (Univ. of Vienna/Vienna Circle)

2008

Best Oral Argument (Honorable Mention) (UC Hastings)

2007-2009

Editor and Online Editor, Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly

2007-2009

Blum Foundation Scholar (Blum Foundation/UC Hastings)

1998

B.A. with Honors (Univ. of Washington)

1994

Honors Program (Univ. of Washington)

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

2015

“Why Tort? Another Look at Warren & Brandeis and Privacy”

History Collective Presentations (UCSD)

2015

“From Tort as an Assault on the Privileged to Tort as Protector of the Privileged”

Possessive Investments: Systems of Power, Possibilities of Dissent (UCLA)

PUBLICATIONS See also Google Scholar

“Transnational Wiretaps and the Fourth Amendment,” Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, Vol. 36, No. 2, 2008. Available at https://goo.gl/SWdf1k. 

“The Impact of Government-Mandated Public Access to Biomedical Research: An Analysis of the New NIH Depository Requirements,” Albany Law Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 19., No. 2, April/May 2009. Available at https://goo.gl/4sGWu3. 

“Open Source, Open Access, and Open Transfer: Market Approaches to Research Bottlenecks,” Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property, 2008 (with Robin Feldman, University of California, Hastings College of the Law). Available at https://goo.gl/XTVLrh. 

ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

“Embracing the Opposition: The Conservative Appropriation of Liberal Critiques,” 2013.

“With a Pox to You! The Slow Defeat of Anti-Vaccinators Before 1950,” 2010.

“Constructing a Useful Theory of Knowledge,” 2009.

“A Pretext for Writing: Prologues, Epilogues, and the Notion of Paratext,” 1998.

“The Role of Narrative in the Formation of Community,” Comparative History of Ideas Honors Thesis, 1998.

EDITING/JOURNAL EXPERIENCE

2014

Peer Reviewer, Technology and Culture, Society for the History of Technology

2011-present

Copy Editor, Wordy.com

2008-2009

Online Editor, Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly (UC Hastings)

2007-2008

Editor, Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly (UC Hastings)

1998

Editor, interSections (Comparative History of Ideas undergraduate journal at the University of Washington)

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

2016-present

Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Policy Group (UCSD)

2015

Student Representative for External Review of Science Studies (UCSD)

2014-present

History Department Undergraduate Mentor (UCSD)

2014-2015

Graduate Student Association Diversity Committee (UCSD)

2011-present

Judicial Board and Community Standards Board (Student Conduct),

specializing in sexual assault and domestic violence (UCSD)

2010-2015

Committee on Inclusion and Disability (UCSD)

2012-2013

Committee on Library and Scholarly Communications (University of California system)

2010-2013

Library Committee (UCSD)

2012-2013

Student Representative at History Dept. faculty meetings (UCSD)

2012-2013

History of Science Field Group Representative to History Collective/Guild (UCSD)

2011-2012

Graduate Housing Committee (UCSD)

2010-2011

Student Conduct Code Workgroup (UCSD)

2010-2011

Executive Committee Legislative Liaison (to Sacramento and D.C.), Graduate Student Association (UCSD)

2010

Student Representative for External Review of History Dept. (UCSD)

2009-2010

Graduate Assoc. Student Representative for Science Studies (UCSD)

1994-1995

Honors Admissions Council (Univ. of Washington)

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT

2011-present

Law & Technology Consultant (Web Development, Editing, Legal Research and Writing)

kNk Advising (San Diego)

2013-present

Copy Editor

Wordy.com

1999-2009

Systems Analyst/Manager at the Arnold Library (Web Development, Science Editing, Project Management)

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Seattle)

1998-1999

Senior Computer Specialist (PINE email development/support)

University of Washington (Seattle)

1993-1998

Comparative History of Ideas Academic Advisor

University of Washington (Seattle)

LANGUAGES

English (native)

Spanish (excellent)

French (good)

Italian and Portuguese (reading)