Shuko in museum, wearing glasses and a shirt with a bird pattern

Shuko Tamao

Cain Curatorial Fellow

Shuko Tamao is a curatorial fellow at the Science History Institute’s Center for Oral History, conducting oral history interviews and integrating oral history information into museums and other public and educational settings. Tamao earned a graduate certificate in public history at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a PhD in history at the University at Buffalo, where she conducted oral history interviews related to the history of disability and medicine. Before joining the Center for Oral History, Tamao was a postdoctoral fellow at the Division of Medicine and Science, National Museum of American History, where she participated in exhibition planning activities.

More from Shuko Tamao

Origami paper crane made by Yoichiro Ito

Lost Stories and Missed Opportunities

What we can no longer learn from Yoichiro Ito.

immigration form 576

Leaving Limitations Behind

Scientists’ memories of migration.

graphic depicting immigration papers and birth control pills

Migrating Science: Stories of Immigration and Innovation

This ExhibitLab display featured oral history interview excerpts, museum objects, and archival materials from our collections.

An offset lithograph depicting an atomic model floating above the Earth with the text "Peace Forever" heading the illustration.

The Power of Perspective

How contrasting stories found in our collections help us embrace the complexity of the history of science.