Anto Mohsin

Assistant Professor in Residence, Liberal Arts Program
Email: anto.mohsin@northwestern.edu
Phone: +974 4454 5028
Office Location: 2-218

About

Anto Mohsin is assistant professor in residence at Northwestern University in Qatar. He received his PhD in science and technology studies (STS) from Cornell University. Prior to joining NU-Q, he held a Henry Luce Postdoctoral Fellowship in Asian Environmental Studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. His professional experience includes work with General Electric as well as a stint with an HVAC company in New York City.

His teaching and research interests include STS, environmental studies, and disaster studies. In 2016, he received a QNRF UREP grant to examine the Science Majlis, a public forum that aims to attract and engage the publics in Qatar to discuss a variety of scientific topics.

Courses Taught at NU-Q
  • Interdis 242 Topics in STS: Introduction to Science and Technology Studies
  • Interdis 242 Topics in STS: Science, Technology, and Society
  • Interdis 379 Special Topics in STS: Examining Disasters from an STS Perspective
  • Interdis 379 Special Topics in STS: Energy, Environment, and Society
Areas of Research
  • Social, historical, and anthropological studies of science and technology
  • Energy studies
  • Environmental studies
  • Disaster studies
  • Southeast Asian studies
Selected Publications
  • Mohsin, Anto. (2017). “The Sidoarjo Mudflow and the Muddiness of an Environmental Disaster." Environment & Society Portal, Arcadia Spring 2017, no. 5. Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society. http://www.environmentandsociety.org/node/7767
  • Mohsin, Anto. (2017, Spring) “Lighting ‘Paradise’: A Sociopolitical History of Electrification in Bali,” East Asian Science, Technology, and Society: An International Journal. 11:9-34.
  • Mohsin, Anto. (2014, March). “Wiring the New Order: Indonesian Village Electrification and Patrimonial Technopolitics (1966-1998),” Sojourn: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia 29(1): 63-95.
  • Mohsin, Anto. (2015, April). “Jakarta Under Water: The 2007 Flood and the Debate on Jakarta’s Future Water Infrastructure” Jurnal Wilayah dan Lingkungan, 3(1): 39-58.
  • Mohsin, Anto. (2016, July). Beyond Words review of W. Bernard Carlson’s Understanding the Inventions that Changed the World.  “Epic Audio-Visual History of Technology Course by a Historian of Innovation” in Technology and Culture 57(3): 657-660.
  • Mohsin, Anto. (2015) Book review of Sulfikar Amir’s The Technological State in Indonesia in East Asian Science, Technology, and Society: An International Journal. 9:95–99.
Selected Awards
  • Qatar National Research Fund Undergraduate Experience Research Program Grant (19-155-5-030)
  • Cornelia Ye Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award: 2013
  • American-Indonesian Cultural and Educational Foundation Grant: 2013-2014