Paul Josephson teaches history at Colby college, and is the director of its Program in Science, Technology and Society. A specialist on the history of big science and technology in the 20th century, he has written extensively on nuclear issues and visited a number of Russian facilities. His books include Industrialized Nature (Washington and Covelo, CA: Island Press, 2002), Red Atom (New York: W. H. Freeman and Co., 1999), New Atlantis Revisited: The Siberian City of Science (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997) and Totalitarian Science and Technology (Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Humanities Press, 1996. He received his Ph.d. from MIT in 1987 and his masters in Soviet Studies from Harvard. He has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Academy of Sciences and the Davis Center for Russian Studies at Harvard.