photograph of Michael Barany

Michael J. Barany

Welcome to my website!

I am a postdoctoral fellow in the Dartmouth College Society of Fellows. I study the history, sociology, and intellectual and material culture of modern mathematics. I attempt to find the connections between the dust on blackboards, the line items of budgets, the words in letters and journals, the conversations over tea and coffee, and the seemingly eternal truths that mathematicians spend their time creating and using in modern societies. My dissertation and current book project explain how mathematics became a global discipline in the mid-twentieth century, tying together the discipline's changing theories and intercontinental institutions.

My main extra-curricular activity is as a member of the volunteer board of the Telluride Association, an educational not-for-profit that creates unusual educational opportunities for talented and socially-engaged high school and university students.