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Erin McLeary

Erin McLeary was director of strategic initiatives in the Office of the President at the Science History Institute. Prior to joining the Institute, she served as an exhibit developer with the National Constitution Center and the Museum of the American Philosophical Society, and as a guest curator for the Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. She received her PhD in the history and sociology of science from the University of Pennsylvania and has published on the history of American medical museums, chemistry, and color theory.

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Alchemical painting of a seated scientist looking startled as something is seemingly on fire

What Does a Scientist Look Like?

Our oral history collection can help students reframe their images of scientists—and of themselves.