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Professor of the History and Philosophy of Science, Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Evelyn Fox Keller received her B.A. in physics from Brandeis University in 1957 and her Ph.D. in physics from Harvard University in 1963. She is currently Professor Emeritus of the History and Philosophy of Science at MIT in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society.
Keller came to MIT from the University of California, Berkeley, where she was a professor in the Departments of Rhetoric, History, and Women's Studies from 1988-1992. She has taught at Northeastern University, S.U.N.Y. at Purchase, and New York University, and has been awarded numerous academic and professional honors, including most recently the Blaise Pascal Research Chair by the Préfecture de la Région D'Ile-de-France for 2005-07, which she spent in Paris, and elected membership in the American Philosophical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Science. In addition, Keller serves on the editorial boards of various journals including the Journal of the History of Biology and Biology and Philosophy.
Keller's research focuses on the history and philosophy of modern biology and on gender and science. She is the author of several books, including A Feeling for the Organism: The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock (1983), Reflections on Gender and Science (1985), The Century of the Gene (2000), and Making Sense of Life: Explaining Biological Development with Models, Metaphors and Machines (2002).
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