Myrna Perez Sheldon_editI am a Post Doctoral Fellow in the Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality at Rice University. I received my PhD in the History of Science from 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, gender studies of science,  science and religion, and U.S. history.

I have been a research fellow in the Science, Religion and Culture Program at Harvard University, at the Huntington Library in Pasadena, CA and for three years at the Darwin Correspondence Project at Cambridge University. I am also the editor-in-chief of Cosmologics an online magazine that connects engaged research on science, religion and culture with public debates on those themes.

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.


email: Myrna.P.Sheldon@rice.edu


curriculum vitae: 2014.08

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