I am a Lecturer in the Committee on Degrees in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Harvard University. Trained as a historian of science, my research focuses on issues related to the social and cultural history of scientific and medical knowledge and gender and higher education in the modern life sciences. I have particular interests in women and gender in science and medicine, the history of biological and evolutionary thought, and histories of scientific training.
Based on my dissertation, my first book project, Extralaboratory Life: Women, Gender, and Biology in American Science, examines how extralaboratory factors -- including gender segregated cultures of sociability, cultural discourses about sex and biology, and widespread debates about coeducation -- shaped biology as a discipline. My next project, Fielding Embodiment: Women and the Field Sciences in the Long Ninteenth Century, moves away from the contained space of the laboratory to explore the history of women, gendered forms of labor, and embodiment in the field.
In 2015, I received my PhD in the History of Science from Harvard University. While at Harvard, I worked as a researcher for the Darwin Correspondence Project in both Cambridge, MA and Cambridge, UK. Before attending Harvard, I completed a Master of Arts in Modern Thought and Literature from Stanford University, where I also finished my undergraduate degree in English with interdisciplinary honors in Feminist Studies. Before starting my doctoral studies, I worked for a technology start-up in San Francisco and as a research assistant at the Heron Island Research Station in the Great Barrier Reef.
[image: Fieldwork at the Bermuda Biological Station, 1903. Image courtesy of the Bermuda National Archives.]