Lady Science no. 50

Lady Science no. 50

Cell Culture and Science Culture by Alicia Puglionesi

Dr. Jane C. Wright and the Making of Modern Oncology by Victoria Forester and Elizabeth Wayne

Dr. Maria Montessori, Feminist by Joy Lisi Rankin

Living Chess by Robert Davis

For our 50th issue, Alicia Puglionesi writes about Georgeanna Seegar and the complex history and cultural outcomes of in vitro fertilization. Drs. Victoria Forster and Elizabeth Wayne look to the story of oncologist Jane C. Wright to explore how women of color become erased from public memory. Contributing editor Joy Rankin dives into the life of Maria Montessori and shows that her life’s work began long before the opening of her famous Montessori school, Casa dei Bambini. Leaving the realm of medical history, contributing editor Robert Davis looks at the history of women chess players and how modern chess databases exclude their participation, which, in turn, perpetuates discriminatory beliefs that women are not equally capable chess players as men.


This issue is published in syndication with The New Inquiry.

Banner Image | Oocyte with Zona pellucida by ZEISS Microscopy via Flickr

Lady Science no. 49: Letter from the Editors

Lady Science no. 49: Letter from the Editors