Beatrice Steinert

Beatrice Steinert

Graduate Student

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BA., Biology/Science & Society, Brown University

Research Interests:

I am a PhD candidate in an independent ad hoc program in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and History of Science. In the Extavour lab, I study early embryonic morphogenesis in Parhyale hawaiensis using a variety of microscopy and image-analysis tools. My historically oriented work explores how organismic form has been imaged and imagined in 19th-20th century biology, art, and architecture. Uniting my projects more broadly are interests in the relationship between making and knowing and how media, aesthetics, and spaces of encounter have historically defined art and science. I am a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and a Harvard Presidential Scholar.

Other Publications:

Steinert, Beatrice. “Janina Wellmann, The Form of Becoming: Embryology and the Epistemology of Rhythm, 1760-1830,” Journal of the History of Biology 52 (September 2019), 493-495.

Steinert, Beatrice and Kate MacCord, “Visualizing the Cell: Pictorial Styles and their Epistemic Goals in General Cytology,” in Visions of Cell Biology: Reflections Inspired by Cowdry’s General Cytology, eds. Karl Matlin, Jane Maienschein, and Manfred Laubichler, University of Chicago Press, 2018