Participant Info

First Name
Last Name
University of Toronto
Website URL
History of Psychology, History of Science, History of Technology, Business History, History of Capitalism, U.S. History
Additional Contact Information

Personal Info

About Me

Dr. Kira Lussier’s research interests lie in the histories of psychology, science, business, capitalism, and the self in 20th/21st-century North America. Her work has appeared in SlateThe Conversation, and The National Post.

She is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Management & Innovation, University of Toronto, Mississauga. She earned her PhD in history of science from the University of Toronto in 2018. Her dissertation research examined the history of personality testing in late 20th-century American corporate management practices.


Recent Publications

Kira Lussier, “Temperamental Workers: Psychology, Business, and the Humm-Wadsworth Temperament Scale in Interwar America. History of Psychology 21, no. 2 (2018): 79-99.

Kira Lussier, “Managing Intuition.” In roundtable, “Management Theory after Organization Man.” Business History Review 90, no. 4 (Winter 2016): 708-718.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
Modern, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Capitalism, Medicine, Politics, Race, Science, Technology, Women