Stephanie is Press & Communications Manager and Research Scholar within the Communications Team at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG). She is responsible for press and media relations, content development (digital and print), communications strategy, website management, and social media engagement. Stephanie also edits and supports communication for the Sphaera, Reading Early English Medicine, and Edition Open Access projects, and coordinates public outreach events and exhibitions including the Institute's Colloquium, Max-Planck-Tag, and Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften in Berlin.
Stephanie has a BSc (Hons) in Biology from the University of York, UK (2009), and an MSc (with Distinction) in History of Science awarded by the Department of Science and Technology Studies at University College London (UCL) jointly with Imperial College London (2013). Her thesis used the Challenger expedition (1872–76) as a case study of visual culture in nineteenth-century scientific exploration, considering how Daston and Galison's concept of photography and "objectivity" could be applied to its visual strategies for scientific knowledge production and relating to the voyage's broader scientific and social contexts (such as public education, politics, and the economy).
Before joining the MPIWG, Stephanie was an Editor at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society in Munich. She has also worked as an English-language editor of tourist information at UNESCO heritage sites in China, supported and evaluated environmental and cultural heritage education projects for the Chinese Society for Education (CSE), and worked in administrative roles for the UK's National Health Service.
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Presentations, Talks, & Teaching Activities
American Society of Environmental History (ASEH) Conference, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Università degli studi di Bergamo, Italy
Max Delbrück Center, Berlin-Buch
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) Conference, Zagreb, Croatia
British Society for the History of Science (BSHS) Postgraduate Conference, University of Cambridge