Bio

Training

 

I was born in Madrid (Spain) in 1989. I was trained in history of science, science education, science communication and chemistry. I graduated (with Honors) in Chemistry (Complutense University of Madrid, 2012) before completing a Master Degree in Science Education (Complutense University of Madrid, 2013), a Postgraduate Certificate in Science Culture (University of Oviedo, 2013) and a Master Degree in History of Science and Science Communication (University of Alicante, Miguel Hernández University and University of Valencia, 2016). I obtained my first PhD in Education (Didactics of Science/Science Education) at the Autónoma University of Madrid (2017, Summa Cum Laude) with a dissertation on the history of chemistry in education. Currently I am a PhD Candidate in Historical and Social Studies of Science, Medicine and Science Communication (History of Science) at the University of València, working on a dissertation on the history of science education in early 20th century-Spain trought the biography of the science teacher educator and historian of chemistry Modesto Bargalló (1894-1981). My training has been supported by several grants, fellowships, awards and recognitions. As an undergraduate student I received the Comunidad de Madrid Excellence Grants and the Collaboration Grant of the Spanish Ministry of Education. As a postgraduate student, I obtained the Extraordinary Prize for my Master Degree in History of Science and the Catalan Society of History of Science and Technology Award for Master Degree's Thesis. As a PhD Student in science education I received an Autónoma University of Madrid Postgraduate Internship. My PhD dissertation in history of science was funded by a Juanelo Turriano Fellowship.

 

Research and teaching

 

I do reseach in history of science and science education. Currently I am a Research Fellow at the López Piñero Institute for Science Studies (Valencia, Spain). I am mostly interested in the history of science education (with a special focus on the pedagogical practices and material culture) and the analysis of the history of science in current STEM contexts and materials (especially, of the didactic uses of the history of science and its implications on the nature of science). This work has resulted in several publications and contributions to conferences and workshops. I am a board member of the the Specialized Group of Didactics and History of Physics and Chemistry of the Royal Spanish Societies of Physics and Chemistry, member of the teaching commission of the Catalan Society of History of Science and Technology and collaborator of the research group Education for Social Justice of the Autónoma University of Madrid.

 

Passionate about teaching, I work as an Associate Lecturer in History of Science at the University of València. I teach history of chemistry, history of science and  history of technology courses in several BSc programs. Besides, I have developed my teaching experience as an invited lecturer in several Teacher Training Courses and as a Secondary Education science teacher.

 

Dissemination

 

I strongly believe that education is a real opportunity to change society. I also think that history of science is a powerful tool to blur boundaries between science and humanities. Hence, I share my journy trough the historical, social and educational kernel of science in several dissemination projects. I have also curated some exhibitions on science history and science education.

 

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