Emma Louise Backe. Emma is a Master's student at George Washington University, where she studies Medical Anthropology and Global Gender Policy. In addition to her fieldwork on story telling gender-based violence and survivor's healing narratives, Emma also works as a gender consultant on women's rights issues, including violence, sexual and reproductive health, and trauma. In her spare time, Emma manages and writes for The Geek Anthropologist, runs a feminist podcast called Witching Hour, and serves as an advocate for survivors of sexual violence.
Amanda Barnett. Amanda is a PhD candidate in Literature at Texas Christian University. She Studies long 19th century American Literature with a focus on women in science and medicine. Currently, she is writing a dissertation that examines the strategies of women in health fields employed in their autobiographical literature to navigate the shifting social and medical norms of the 19th century. Contact her by email email@example.com or amandacutaiabarnett.com.
Read Amanda's article "The Personal in the Professional: a 19th Century Hangover"
James Burnes. James is trained in the fields of paleontology and archaeology, and he has received degrees in History (BA, MA) and History of Science (MA). Currently, he is pursuing a PhD that highlights field collecting, museum history, and science and popular culture in the hope of promoting the history of paleontology beyond the Bone Wars. You can contact James on Twitter@lifethrutime or on his website paleoporch.com.
Read James's article "There's Something About Mary."
Deanna Day. Deanna is a research fellow at the Center for Applied History at the Chemical Heritage Foundation. She is currently writing a book about the thermometer's history in American medicine, showing how it laid the intellectual and material foundations for our current approach to self-tracking technologies. Contact her at deannaday.net or on Twitter @deannaday.
Read Deanna's article "The History of Data is the History of Labor"
Sarah Horne. Sarah is a PhD candidate in American Art at the University of Missouri. Her research interests include feminist design history and commercial art. She has worked in curatorial departments at the Museum of Art and Archaeology at the University of Missouri and the University of Missouri's Student Unions. She currently interns at the Cincinnati Art Museum. You can contact Sarah by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read Sarah's article "Art is a Science: Women Illustrators Breaking Gender Barriers and the Story of Agnes Chase"
Emily Margolis. Emily holds a BA in Physics from Princeton University and an MA in the History of Science and Technology from the University of Oklahoma. Currently, she is working on her PhD in space history at Johns Hopkins University. You can contact Emily at email@example.com, on Twitter@emily_margolis, or on her website at emilymargolis.wordpress.com.
Read Emily's Lady Science article "To Equality and Beyond!: NASA and Gender in the Civil Rights Era."
Michal Meyer. Michael grew up in Israel, Australia, and New Zealand. She started her working life as a meteorologist in New Zealand. She then accidentally moved into journalism in Israel. Eventually, she decided to combine the science and the writing and entered the PhD program in history at the University of Florida, where she wrote a dissertation on Mary Sommerville. Since then, she has been the editor in chief of Distillations magazine at the Chemical Heritage Foundation. Contact Michal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read Michal's article "Mary Sommerville, A Dometic Icon of Science"
Abby Norman. Abby is a writer and journalist based in New England. Her work as been featured in The Rumpus, The Independent, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, Quartz, The Atlantic, The Huffington Post, Hippocampus MAgazine, Bustle, and All That is Interesting. She's currently writing a memoir for Nation Books and is represented by Tisse Takagi in NYC. Follow Abby on Twitter: @abbynorman
Read Abby's article "Healing History: Women in Medicine"
Lydia Pyne. Lydia a writer, historian, and research fellow at the Institute for Historical Studies, University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of Bookshelf (Bloomsbury), Seven Skeletons: The Evolution of the World's Most Famous Human Fossils (Viking), the co-author of The Last Lost World: Ice Ages, Human Origins, and the Invention of the Pleistocene (Viking). My work has been published in Nautilus, The Atlantic, The Public Domain Review, Electric Lit, and Slate. She am currently a columnist for JSTOR Daily. Contact: pynecone.org
Read Lydia's article "Writing About Fossils Found By Men."
Cassia Roth. Cassia holds a PhD in Latin American history with a concentration in Gender Studies from UCLA. Beginning fall 2017, she will be a Marie Curie Sklodowska Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. Her research examines the history of reproductive health in relation to legal and medical policy in turn-of-the-century Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She is a contributing writer at Nursing Clio. Contact: @mixmastercass.
Read Cassia's article "Feminism, Fascism, and Frogs: The Case of Bertha Lutz at the United Nations"
Adam R. Shapiro. Adam is a NSF Research Fellow at the Consortium for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Philadelphia. He’s the author of Trying Biology: The Scopes Trial, Textbooks, and the Antievolution Movement in American Schools, and he is currently working on a new project at the intersections of religions and science in America with disability and immigration studies.
Read Adam's article "Seducing the 'Feeble-minded'"
Jenna Tonn. Jenna is a historian of science. Her research and teaching in Harvard's Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program focuses on the history of women and gender in science, technology, and medicine. Currently, she's turning her dissertation into a book about "extralaboratory life," or how 19th century gender norms in everyday life outside the laboratory and influenced the construction of biology as a discipline. Contact: @JennaTonn
Read Jenna's article "Why Are We Still Talking About the Naughty Nurse?"
Afton Lorainne Woodward. Afton is an independent writer/researcher in Durham, North Carolina. She holds an MA in English literature from Villanova University. Her independent research includes topics in science and literature, especially overlap between the two. She blogs at The Virtuoso. You can contact Afton on Twitter @TheVirtuosoBlog or by email at email@example.com.