Grossman, Jonathan H.
Tel: 310.825.4173 / Fax: 310.267.4339 / E-mail
(he / him / his)
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, 1996
B.A. Brown University, 1989
Standardization & infrastructure; History, form, and sociology of the novel; narrative and temporality; Nineteenth-century British literature.
Jonathan Grossman is at work on a book about the history and theory of standardization. Current interests related to this project include the history of science and technology; metrology, or the history of measurement; mechanization and the repeating format and circulation of objects from the meter to bank notes. His last book, Charles Dickens’s Networks: Public Transport and the Novel, analyzed the rise of public transport, the standardization of time and space, and the novel. A long term interest in the relation of community to systems and networks lies behind both projects. Grossman received the UCLA Senate Distinguished Teaching Award in 2014.