Heather Jahrling

Graduate Student

Heather Jahrling is a second year Ph.D. student specializing in twentieth-century American labor and technological history at Princeton University. Her research primarily focuses on the politics of spaceflight and subterranean transportation systems.

In 2021, Heather received her B.A. in History and Science, Technology, and Society (STS) from Colby College, where she studied as a Bixler Scholar and graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. At Colby, Heather received the William J. Wilkinson Memorial History Award and the Science, Technology and Society Scholars Award for her two honors theses entitled, "Tunnel Vision: Politics of the New York, Delhi, and Moscow Metro Systems" and "Heroes and Handmaids: Gendered Space Exploration in Cold War America." 

Currently, Heather is conducting research on the Roebling Steel Company and serving as a part-time associate at the Princeton Historical Society.

Year of Study
Second Year
Area of Interest
Cultural History
Environmental History
History of Technology
Material Culture
Social History
Urban History
Visual Culture
Home Department & Other Affiliations
20th Century
United States