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Gail A. Cooper

Associate Professor Emerita

PHD, California, Santa Barbara, 1987

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Additional Interests

  • Technology
  • Japan

Research Statement

Professor Cooper is interested in the history of technology, both in the United States and Japan. She is author of Air-Conditioning America: Engineers and the Controlled Environment, 1900 to 1960. An interest in women’s history has led her to study women workers in various industries including confectionery and aircraft production. Currently she is researching a book on manufacturers’ concern with quality in both the defense and consumer industries in the United States and Japan.