I study the intersection between history, philosophy, and sociology of mathematics. I am a Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellow in the STS program at MIT, and I have a Ph.D. in history and philosophy of science from Tel Aviv University.
My work aims to offer a new vision of the development of mathematics that focuses on the interactions between mathematics and society: to view it as comprised of the complex and profound connections between individual mathematicians, the community they are part of, the standards and norms they are committed to, and the cultural, political, and social contexts in which they operate. My research project, Mathematics, Reality, and Us, examines how, to which extent, and if at all, mathematical objects are created, shaped, or affected by social factors. Historically, I am interested in specifying how rejected but high-profile theories contribute to and impact mainstream discussions. Philosophically, I am interested in how the social organization of scientific knowledge affects our understanding of the concepts of truth and objectivity. Sociologically, I am interested in the interactions between individual scientists and the scientific community, the establishment of scientific norms, and the development of social constructs.
Another project I am working on is The Social Triangle, which combines philosophy of science with cultural evolution studies to develop a new conceptual framework for understanding individuals' attitudes toward social norms. The project zooms in on three core concepts in human behavior: social identity, social norms, and human groups. It focuses on processes of internalization of social norms and of social identity in an attempt to understand how such processes affect people’s identification with their groups and their decision to join, stay, or leave social groups.