Anto Mohsin

Assistant Professor in Residence, Liberal Arts Program
Phone: +974 4454 5028
Office Location: 2-218


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.
  • 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