Beatrice Steinert

Beatrice Steinert

Beatrice Steinert

Research Interests: Life sciences; history of biology; science & technology studies; art history; visual & material culture; media studies; scientific practice; feminist science studies.

Beatrice is a PhD student in the Department of the History of Science at Harvard, with a secondary field in Critical Media Practice. Her research focuses on the history of cell and developmental biology, specifically experimental and visualization practices in 20th century embryology and, more broadly, the relationship between making and knowing within these fields. She has a related interest in the intersections of science and art, particularly how their shared tools and conceptual underpinnings have shaped biology and modern art.  Beatrice is also pursuing a Master’s degree in Cassandra Extavour’s lab in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology.  Her work is supported by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

Papers Presented:
“Drawing Embryos Together: Seeing ‘The Embryology of Crepidula.’” Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Biology (Philadelphia, PA, March 25th, 2017).

Published Work:
“Visualizing the Cell: Pictorial Styles and their Epistemic Goals in General Cytology with Kate MacCord. In Visions of Cell Biology: Reflections Inspired by Cowdry's General Cytology, edited by Karl Matlin, Jane Maienschein, and Manfred Laubichler. University of Chicago Press, 2018.

Previous Degrees: 
BA., Biology/Science & Society, Brown University 

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