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Current Fellows

The Science History Institute is pleased to announce the research fellows who are in residence during the 2017–2018 academic year. Fellows come from institutions around the world and study a vast range of topics in the history and social studies of chemistry and related sciences, technologies, and industries.


Samuel Alberti (National Museum of Scotland) • Beckman Center • Short-Term Cain Fellow
The Material Culture of Contemporary Science

Elisabeth Berry Drago • Museum • Public History Fellow

Angela Cope (York University) • Beckman Center • Short-Term Doan Fellow
Plastics: Investigating the Childhood of Modernity’s Most Pejorative Material

Matthew Crawford (Kent State University) • Beckman Center • Short-Term Doan Fellow
How Drugs Became Modern: The Transition from Botanical Medicaments to Chemical Drugs in Western Medicine

Anastasia Day (Hagley Program, University of Delaware) • Beckman Center • Short-Term Allington Fellow
Productive Plots: Nature, Nation, and Industry in the Victory Gardens of the U.S. World War II Home Front

Deanna Day • Institute for Research • Beckman Legacy Project Fellow

Roger Eardley-Pryor • Institute for Research • Beckman Legacy Project Fellow

Spring Greeney (University of Wisconsin, Madison) • Beckman Center • Visiting Dissertation Fellow
Line Dry: An Environmental History of Doing the Wash

Kit Heintzman (Harvard University) • Beckman Center • Cain Dissertation Fellow
Administering the Animal: Veterinary Education and the Making of the French Domestic, 1761–1814

Lijing Jiang (Yale University) • Beckman Center • Haas Fellow
Of Goldfish and Scientists: Pets, Food, and Biology in Modern China

Joseph Klett • Institute for Research • Beckman Legacy Project Fellow

Joel A. Klein (Columbia University) • Beckman Center • Haas Fellow
Chymical Life in Early Modern Europe

Elena Kunadt (University of Wuppertal) • Beckman Center • Short-Term Doan Fellow
The Controversy about Atrazine: Ignorance in Environmental Issues

Anna Maerker (Kings College London) • Beckman Center • Short-Term Doan Fellow
The Materiality of Models: Paper in Three Dimensions

Jessica Martucci • Institute for Research • Scientists with Disabilities Oral History Project

Amanda Mahoney • Museum • Public History Fellow

Juan Felipe Moreno (Johns Hopkins University) • Beckman Center • Cain Fellow
Surviving Coca Crop Fumigations in Southwestern Colombia

Lucas Müller (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) • Beckman Center • Price Dissertation Fellow
Toxic Relationships: Toxicity, Cancer, and Science in the Postcolonial World

Simone M. Müller (Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, University of Munich) • Beckman Center • Short-Term Allington Fellow
Chemicals on Tour: Explorations into a Material History of the Global Waste Economy

Megan Piorko (Georgia State University) • Beckman Center • Short-Term Allington Fellow
Dr. Arthur Dee and the Reception and Vernacularization of Alchemy in the Mid-17th Century

Paul Sampson (Rutgers University) • Beckman Center • Ullyot Scholar
Portable Chemistry for a Profitable People: Improvement, Public Science, and Global Trade in 18th-Century Britain

Nicholas Shapiro • Institute for Research • Matters and Materials Research Fellow

Roger Turner • Institute for Research • Beckman Legacy Project Fellow

Adelheid Voskuhl (University of Pennsylvania) • Beckman Center • Noshir Mistry Senior Fellow
Engineering as Institution: Technical, Scientific, and Intellectual Elites in Germany and the United States, 1870 to 1935