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Dr. Kevin Borg

Cleveland Hall, Room 309
Office phone: 540-568-5761
MSC 2001
58 Bluestone Drive
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

Associate professor of history

Internship Coordinator

Coordinator, Science, Technology & Society Minor


Ph.D., University of Delaware

Research interests

U.S. history since the 1870s, history of technology and society, history applications of geospatial technology

Teaching areas

U.S. history, social history of American technology, history of American automobile cultures, public history

 Selected publications and presentations

“Constructing Sociotechnical Environments: Aurality, Air Quality, and Automobiles,” Technology and Culture, 55: 2 (April 2014): 287-298.

"Aggravating Autos, Gyp Mechanics, and the Limits of Consumer Advocacy" in A Destiny of Choice? New Directions in American Consumer History, edited by David Blanke and David Steigerwald (Lexington, 2013), pp. 99-119.

“Les sens perdus du garagiste. Comment le savoir-faire a été disqualifié dans l’univers automobile américain” [“The mechanic’s lost senses. Designing away deep-handiness in the U.S. automobile marketplace”] in Revue d’histoire moderne et contemporaine (59:3, 2012, pp. 19-47)

"Mapping Historical Resources, Harrisonburg, VA," Google Earth & Geospatial Projects on the Shenandoah Valley, James Madison University, January 18, 2011. Video:

Auto Mechanics: Technology and Expertise in Twentieth Century America. Studies in Industry and Society (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007; paperback edition June 2010).

"Teaching with Historic Places: Sanborn Maps and Dusty Old Buildings," Notes on Virginia 52 (2008).