Bio

Training

 

I was trained in chemistry, science education, history of science and science communication in several universities. I graduated (with Honors) in Chemistry from the Complutense University of Madrid (2012) before completing a Master Degree in Science Teaching from the Complutense University of Madrid (2013), a Postgraduate Certificate in Outreach and Science Culture from the University of Oviedo (2013) and a Master Degree (with Honors) in History of Science and Science Communication from the University of Alicante, Miguel Hernández University and University of Valencia (2016).

 

I received my first PhD (Summa Cum Laude) in Education (Didactics of Science/Science Education) from the Autónoma University of Madrid (2017), where my dissertation examined the history of chemistry in Secondary Education textbooks and Spanish curricula. I completed my second PhD (pending to be defended) in History and Social Studies of Science, Medicine and Science Communication (History of Science) at the University of València, with a dissertation on the history of science education in early 20th century-Spain.

 

My training has been supported by several grants, fellowships, awards and recognitions. As an undergraduate student I received the Comunidad de Madrid Excellence Grants (2007-2011) and the Collaboration Grant of the Spanish Ministry of Education (2011-2012). As a postgraduate student, I obtained the Extraordinary Prize of the Catalan Society of History of Science and Technology Award for Master Degree's Thesis (2016). As a PhD Student in science education I fulfilled a Postgraduate Internship at the Library of Education of the Autónoma University of Madrid (2016-2017). My PhD dissertation in history of science was funded by a Juanelo Turriano Foundation Fellowship (2017-2019).

 

Professional career

 

Currently I work as an Excellence Visiting Researcher (Postdoc) of the Government of Mexico at the Educational Research Department of the Center for Research and Advanced Studies (DIE-CINVESTAV) of the National Polytechnic Institute (Mexico). Previously I worked as a Resident Researcher (2018-2019) at the López Piñero Institute for Science Studies (Valencia, Spain). My work dwells in the borderlands between history of science and science education, especially history of chemistry and chemistry education. I am mostly interested in the history of science education (with a special focus on the pedagogical practices, textbooks, material culture, biographies of teachers and educators, and the role of the history of science in the teaching context), the analysis of the didactic uses of the history of science in the current teaching context and its implications on the nature of science. I am also interested in the didactics of history of science at university.

 

My 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, deputy of the Spanish Delegation of the European Chemical Society Division of Chemical Education 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.

 

Convinced of the importance of outreach, I share my journy through the historical, social and educational kernel of science in several dissemination projects. I have also curated some exhibitions on science history and science education.