Simon Baatz

Simon Baatz

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PhD  -  University of Pennsylvania (History and Sociology of Science)
AM   - 
University of Pennsylvania (History and Sociology of Science)
MSc -  
Imperial College London (History of Science)
BA   -   University of York (Physics/Philosophy)


Simon Baatz taught American Studies at universities in Britain before taking up a research position in 2000 in the history of medicine at the National Institutes of Health.  He subsequently taught at George Mason University as a visiting associate professor of history.  He is the author of three books, most recently, For the Thrill of It: Leopold, Loeb and the Murder that Shocked Chicago (HarperCollins, 2008; paperback, 2009), a finalist for the Edgar Allan Poe Award.   His forthcoming book, The Girl on the Velvet Swing, is contracted for publication in January 2018 by Little, Brown and Company.