About me

Training

I was born in Madrid (Spain) in 1989. I was trained in chemistry, science education, science communication and history and social studies of science, technology and medicine. 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). In 2017 I obtained my first PhD in Education (Didactics of Science/Science Education) at the Autónoma University of Madrid (Summa Cum Laude) with a dissertation on the treatment and the pedagogical uses of the history of chemistry in Spanish Secondary Education Curriculum and Chemistry textbooks, supervised by prof. Dra. M. Araceli Calvo Pascual. Currently I am working on my second PhD in History and Social Studies of Science at the López Piñero Institute for the History of Medicine and Science of the University of València with a dissertation focused on the biography of the educator Modesto Bargalló (1894-1981) and the history of science education in the early 20th-century in Spain, supervised by prof. Dr. José Ramón Bertomeu Sánchez and prof. Dr. Josep Simon.

 

My training has been supported by several grants, fellowships, awards and recognitions. As a undergraduate student I received the Comunidad de Madrid Excellence Grants (2007-2011) and the Collaboration Grant of the Spanish Ministry of Education (2011-2012). In 2016 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 (2016-2017). My PhD dissertation in History of Science was funded by a Juanelo Turriano Fellowship (2017-2019).

Research & teaching

I currently work as a Research Fellow at the López Piñero Interuniversity Institute (Spain).  I do research in history of science education focusing on early 20th century teaching practices, material culture and the pedagogical uses of history of science. I also do research in science education working on the analysis of the history of chemistry in current chemistry textbooks. Moreover, I am External Researcher of the Science and Mathematics Education for Educational Change and Social Justice Research Group of the Autónoma University of Madrid. Since Decembre 2017, I am board member of the Teaching and History Group of the Spanish Royal Society of Physics and the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry. My research career has resulted in several publications and talks in national and international conferences and workshops.

 

As an Associate Lecturer in History of Science (2018-2019), I have taught History of Technology courses in the School of Engineering of the University of València. Besides, I have developed my teaching experience as a Secondary Education Teacher (2012-2013, 2014-2015) and as an invited lecturer in several Teacher Training Courses organized by the Spanish National Research Council, the Institute for Catalan Studies, the Profesional Association of Chemists, the University of La Rioja, the Valencia Ministry of Education and other institutions (2012-2018).

 

Culture & communication

Lastly, as a strong believer in a culture without borders, I share my journey trought the historical, social and educational kerneI of science in several media. I write on the history of science in education and communication at my SciLog virtual space, a blog of the spanish edition of Scientific American. I also write on science and society at Principia Web & Magazine. Therefore, I has been scientific curator of the exposition Aprender, comprender y hacer ciencia of the Autónoma University of Madrid Library of Education and collaborator of the exposition Ciencia de Acogida held at the Madrid City Council in 2017.