In fall 2017, Stephanie Dick (BAH ’07) will join the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania. She graduated from Harvard University with a PhD in the History of Science. She is currently a Junior Fellow with the Harvard Society of Fellows. Stephanie has published a paper on the history of computing in the top-ranked history of science journal Isis.
Sebastián Gil-Riaño (BAH ’05) will also join Penn’s History and Sociology of Science Department. Gil-Riaño earned a PhD from the University of Toronto. For the past two years he has been working at the University of Sydney as part of a research project titled Race and Ethnicity in the Global South. His book manuscript Redemptive Journeys: Anti-racism in Science during the Global Twentieth Century historicizes notions of anti-racism in science and examines how scientists from Latin America, Australasia, Europe and North America dismantled biological conceptions of ‘race’ and crafted sociocultural and historical alternatives.