Elizabeth Yale is a historian of science and the book, affiliated with the University of Iowa Center for the Book. She received her PhD in History of Science from Harvard. She was a 2014-2016 Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Critical Bibliography at the Rare Book School. Her scholarly writing has been published in Isis, Book History, Studies in the History and Philosophy of the Biological and Biomedical Sciences, and in Ways of Making and Knowing: The Material Culture of Empirical Knowledge, ed. Pamela H. Smith, Amy R.W. Meyers, and Harold J. Cook (Bard Graduate Center, 2014).
Elizabeth’s book, Sociable Knowledge: Natural History and the Nation in Early Modern Britain was published in 2015 with University of Pennsylvania Press. Her project was supported with grants from the American Council of Learned Societies and the Manuscript Society. She also writes essays that connect the history of science, technology, and the book with current events and trends. She has written for ReligionandPolitics.org, TheAtlantic.com, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Quartz, and JSTOR Daily.