Alison McManus is a PhD candidate in Princeton University’s Program in the History of Science, where she obtained her MA degree in 2019. She is currently a Visiting Predoctoral Fellow at MPIWG, where she will conduct research for her dissertation on chemical weapons research and development during the Second World War. Her dissertation research is generously supported by the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) and the American Institute of Physics. Alison has written and presented widely on synthetic auxin herbicides, wartime scientific publication policy, and priority disputes in the history of chemistry. Since 2020, she has served as the Postgraduate Representative for the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry, where she recently organized a workshop on (al)chemical secrecy. She especially welcomes collaboration with other early-career scholars of modern chemistry and allied sciences.
Presentations, Talks, & Teaching Activities
26th International Congress of the History of Science and Technology
Seminar in the History of Chemistry, Oxford University
History of Science Society
History of Science Society, Utrecht University