About

Myrna Perez Sheldon_editI am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of the History of Science at Harvard University, under the advisement of Janet Browne. I use historical research to examine the relationship between the science of evolution and its role in public culture. My work touches themes in the history of biology, science and religion, gender studies of science, and U.S. history.

This year I am a fellow in the Science, Religion and Culture Program at Harvard University. In the spring I will be a Dibner Fellow at the Huntington Library in Pasadena, CA. For the past three years I was a research fellow for the Darwin Correspondence Project at Cambridge University.

I grew up in San Diego, CA and received my B.S. in the Departments of Biology and History at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA.

CONTACT

Department of the History of Science
Harvard University
Science Center 371
Cambridge, MA 02138

email: mlperez@fas.harvard.edu

curriculum vitae: 2013.11

(Header: my photo of the Galerie de paléontologie et d’anatomie comparée in the Muséum national d’histoire naturelle)