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Nathan Kapoor

Assistant Professor
Schroeder Hall - SCH 317
Office Hours
Monday: 3:00-4:00 PM

Thursday: 9:00-10:00 AM
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Nathan Kapoor is an Assistant Professor of History at Illinois State University, where he teaches courses in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine. Professor Kapoor received his Ph.D. in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine from the University of Oklahoma in 2019.

Current Courses

102.001Modern Western Civilization

102.002Modern Western Civilization

402.001Seminar In European History

228.001Europe In The Nineteenth Century: 1815-1914

102.005Modern Western Civilization

102.006Modern Western Civilization

308.001Selected Topics In European History

Teaching Interests & Areas

Energy History, Science and Technology Studies, Medical Humanities, Colonialism, and Engineering History

Research Interests & Areas

History of Electric Power Systems, New Zealand, British Empire, and Indigenous Studies


University of Oklahoma
Norman, Oklahoma


University of Oklahoma
Norman, Oklahoma


Tennessee Technological University
Cookeville, Tennessee

Book Review

Kapoor, N. Wind and Power in the Anthropocene. Technology and Culture (2020): 686-689.

Book, Chapter

Kapoor, N. Energy and Empire. Andrew Goss (EDs), Routledge History of Science and Empire. Routledge University Press (2021)

Journal Article

Kapoor, N. "Who Has Seen the Wind": Imagining Wind Power for the Generation of Electricity in Victorian Britain”. Technology and Culture 60.2: 467-493.


Hale, P., Neswald, E., & Kapoor, N. Edited Volume of Correspondences (2021)


Seismic Shifts: The Wairakei Power Station and New Zealand's Energy (Re)Transition. Annual Meeting of the American Society for Environmental History. (2022)
Just Steam: Geothermal Energy and Indigenous Resource Reclamation in the Anthropocene. Annual Meeting of the Society for the History of Technology. (2021)
Neglected Terms: The Strange Relationship between Energy and Language. Annual Meeting of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts. (2021)