Myrna Perez Sheldon
Myrna Perez Sheldon is a PhD candidate in the Department of the History of Science. Her dissertation is a close archival study of the public career of Stephen Jay Gould, who was a Harvard professor of biology and paleontology in the last quarter of the twentieth century. The project explores Gould's transformation into a scientific public intellectual and his role in late-twentieth-century evolution and creation debates. She recently finished a three year term as a researcher for the Darwin Correspondence Project, and is working on a new project that explores the influence of evolutionary psychology on understandings of gender in American evangelical Christianity. Her other research interests include history and philosophy of biology, popular science, history of race and race science, book history, women and gender studies and British and United States cultural and intellectual history from 1750 to the present.
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