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Current Fellows

The Science History Institute is pleased to welcome our 2019–2020 class of fellows. Fellows come from institutions around the world and study a vast range of topics in the history and social studies of chemistry, chemical engineering, and the life sciences.

Science History Institute Research Fellows

Mary Ellen Bowden | Senior Research Fellow

Ashley Bowen | Digital Engagement Manager; Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow

Joseph Klett | Research Fellow

Georgiana Kotsou | Fellow in Residence

Jessica Martucci | Research Fellow

Daniel Jon Mitchell | Research Fellow; Director, Center for Historical Research

Roger Turner | Research Fellow


Beckman Center Two-Year Postdoctoral Fellows

Rebecca Kaplan (ACLS Public Fellow, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting) | Cain Fellow
“Treating Animals: Veterinary Pharmaceuticals in the United States during the 19th and 20th Centuries”

Ingrid Ockert (Princeton University) | Haas Fellow
“The Scientific Storytellers: How Educators, Scientists, and Actors Televised Science”

Lisa Ruth Rand (Consortium of History of Science, Technology, and Medicine) | Haas Fellow
“Space Junk: A History of Waste in Orbit”

Charlotte A. Abney Salomon (Yale University) | Price Postdoctoral Fellow
“Products of the Mineral Kingdom: Mineralogy in Sweden, 1750–1820”


Beckman Center Nine-Month Dissertation Fellows

Sara Ray (University of Pennsylvania) | Science History Institute Fellow
“Monsters in the Cabinet: Anatomical Collecting and Abnormal Bodies, 1697–1849”

Julia Stone (Princeton University) | Dissertation Fellow-in-Residence
“Sweet Deception: A History of the Health Politics of Sugar and Artificial Sweeteners in the United States”

Alexandra Straub (Temple University) | Cain Fellow
“Making Pure Water: A History of Water Softening from Potash to Tide”

Courtney Tanner Wilder (University of Michigan) | Allington Fellow
“Novel Impressions in Printed Textiles, 1815–1851”


Beckman Center Short-Term Fellows

Donna Alexandra Bilak (Independent Scholar) | Allington Fellow
“Transatlantic Chymistry: The Letters and Library of John Allin (1623–1683)”

George Daniel Elliott (Brown University) | Ullyot Scholar
“Alchemy in the Home: Colonial Connecticut and Household Science in the 17th-Century Anglo-Atlantic”

Christopher Halm (University of Regensburg) | Doan Fellow
“Marl and Soil Analyses in the Early History of Agricultural Chemistry”

Elizabeth Neswald (Brock University) | Doan Fellow
“Material Culture and Practices of Diabetes Management in the 20th Century”

Cristina Marie Nigro (University of California, San Francisco) | Doan Fellow
“The Active Brain: A History of the Electrophysiological and Molecular Study of Cognition in the 20th Century”

Tristan Edward Revells (Columbia University) | Mistry Fellow
“From Bad Booze to Biofuel: Alcohol, Global Standards, and China’s First Alternative Energy Industry (1892–1946)”

Jennifer Tucker (Wesleyan University) | Seidel Fellow
“Dangerous Exposures: Work and Waste in the Victorian Chemical Trade”

Fellow Friday

On the last Friday of each month one research fellow or staff scholar hosts Fellow Friday, a daylong chat on the Science History Institute’s Twitter account. They’ll tweet about what they do within the field and what their interests are, encouraging conversations with everyone from lifetime specialists to the mildly curious.

Want to join in the conversation? Have a question for our fellows? Log in to Twitter anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the last Friday of the month and follow @scihistoryorg. Contribute your own thoughts and questions using the hashtag #FellowFriday.