Bio

Jessica Baron

Jessica Baron

I am currently the Director for Media and Engagement for the History of Science Society. I am also Outreach Coordinator for the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values, where I run the Health, Culture, and Society research initiative and The Coogan Endowment for Excellence in the History of Medicine. I also build and manage the popular Reilly Top 10 List of Ethical Dilemmas and Policy Issues in Science and Technology.

I was recently named to the 2016 Class of Michiana’s 40 Under 40.

In my spare time, I act as co-chair of the History of Science Society’s HSS at Work group. I have taught courses on women’s history, the history of science and medicine, European history, colonial/imperial history, science communication, and world history. I also founded the South Bend Science Cafe in 2014, which is now run by the amazing Micha Kilburn.

I completed my PhD in the History and Philosophy of Science Program at Notre Dame with a dissertation titled Reforming the Raj: Florence Nightingale’s biomedical liberalism in British India (thrilling, right?!). From 2011-2013 I was the Managing Editor for the journal Studies in History and Philosophy of Science.

I do some off-hours writing for the general public and hope to do much more. Specifically, I aspire to write about the history of science for a popular audience, but I can’t manage to just sit down and do it.

If you really want to embarrass me, mention this.

Check out the Reilly Center Facebook page at facebook.com/NDReillyCenter and the History of Science Society at www.facebook.com/HistoryOfScienceSociety!

Find me on Twitter at @JessicaLBaronND
Find the Reilly Center at @NDReillyCenter
And follow the History of Science Society at @hssonline

If you’re interested in having me speak or visit your school, please e-mail me at baron.17@nd.edu