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Anna Reser, Editor-in-Chief Anna has a BFA in studio art, an MA in history of science, and is currently pursuing a PhD and writing a dissertation about design culture and the built environment in the American space program.  She is a painter, sculptor, and printmaker with a focus on the aesthetics of technology and information.

Anna Reser, Editor-in-Chief

Anna has a BFA in studio art, an MA in history of science, and is currently pursuing a PhD and writing a dissertation about design culture and the built environment in the American space program.  She is a painter, sculptor, and printmaker with a focus on the aesthetics of technology and information.

Kathleen Sheppard, Contributing Editor Kate is a historian of science focusing on the history of British archaeology and women in science. She received her PhD in the History of Science from the University of Oklahoma. Her first book is a biography of Egyptologist Margaret Alice Murray. Her most recent project is an edited volume of correspondence between James Breasted and Caroline Ransom Williams

Kathleen Sheppard, Contributing Editor

Kate is a historian of science focusing on the history of British archaeology and women in science. She received her PhD in the History of Science from the University of Oklahoma. Her first book is a biography of Egyptologist Margaret Alice Murray. Her most recent project is an edited volume of correspondence between James Breasted and Caroline Ransom Williams

Leila A. McNeill, Editor-in-Chief Leila is an independent researcher and freelance writer with a focus on women and gender in history and science. She holds an MA in Literary Studies and an MA in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine    

Leila A. McNeill, Editor-in-Chief

Leila is an independent researcher and freelance writer with a focus on women and gender in history and science. She holds an MA in Literary Studies and an MA in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

 

 

Jaime Tillotson, Grant Writer Jaime received a Bachelor's Degree in Studio Art and Arts Management from the University of New Mexico. Her studio practice focuses on second-hand consumerism as an art-curatorial action, souvenir aesthetic, and the artist's hand within seemingly mass-produced editions. She also works to find and secure funding for various arts collectives. 

Jaime Tillotson, Grant Writer

Jaime received a Bachelor's Degree in Studio Art and Arts Management from the University of New Mexico. Her studio practice focuses on second-hand consumerism as an art-curatorial action, souvenir aesthetic, and the artist's hand within seemingly mass-produced editions. She also works to find and secure funding for various arts collectives. 

Joy L. Rankin, Contributing Editor Joy is an Assistant Professor of the History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science at Michigan State University, holding appointments at Lyman Briggs College and James Madison College. Her current book A People’s History of Computing is under contract with Harvard University Press. 

Joy L. Rankin, Contributing Editor

Joy is an Assistant Professor of the History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science at Michigan State University, holding appointments at Lyman Briggs College and James Madison College. Her current book A People’s History of Computing is under contract with Harvard University Press. 


Contributors 

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. 

Read Emma's articles "Feminist Anthropology" and "Feminist Anthropology Part II"


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 amanda.c.barnett@tcu.edu or amandacutaiabarnett.com.

Read Amanda's article "The Personal in the Professional: a 19th Century Hangover


James BurnesJames 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 smlb5b@mail.missouri.edu.

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 emily.margolis@jhu.edu, 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 mmeyer@chemicalheritage.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 RumpusThe IndependentCosmopolitanSeventeenQuartzThe AtlanticThe Huffington PostHippocampus MAgazineBustle, 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 NautilusThe Atlantic, The Public Domain ReviewElectric 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 thevirtuosoblog@gmail.com. 

Read Afton's articles "The Eighteenth Century Lady Scientist" and "Plants, Domesticity, and The Female Poisoner"