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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

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 Amalie 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”

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 (Columbia University) | 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”