Stephanie received her BSc (Hons) in Biology from the University of York UK in 2009. She has 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 master's thesis took the Challenger expedition (1872–76) as a case study of visual culture in nineteenth-century scientific exploration, considering how Daston and Galison's notion of "objectivity" could be applied to its scientific visual strategies.
She recently published her first book chapter, "Science, Photography, and Objectivity? Exploring Nineteenth-Century Visual Cultures through the HMS Challenger Expedition (1872–1876)," available open access in the edited volume Scientific Visual Representations in History(eds Valleriani, Giannini and Gianetto: Springer 2023, online here).
Stephanie has also worked as a copyeditor for the White Horse Press journals Environment and History, Environmental Values, and Global Environment. Before joining the MPIWG, she was an editor at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society in Munich. Previously, she has worked as an English-language editor of tourist information at UNESCO heritage sites in PR China, supported and evaluated environmental and cultural heritage education projects for the Chinese Society for Education (CSE), and worked in administrative roles in the healthcare sector.
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Hood, Stephanie Lauren (2023). “Science, Photography, and Objectivity? Exploring Nineteenth-Century Visual Cultures through the HMS Challenger Expedition (1872–1876).” In Scientific Visual Representations in History, ed. M. Valleriani, G. Giannini,…