Bio

 

Born in Madrid in 1989 and currently based in Valencia, I am a historian of science and science educator working at the López Piñero Institute for Science Studies and the Department of History of Science and Documentation of the University of València (Spain).

 

 

 

 

Training

 

I was trained in history of science and medicine, science communication, science education 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.

 

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, trying to blur the boundaries between both disciplines. Currently I work as 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, textbooks, material culture 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 committed to make educators, women and LGBT+ visible in the history of science.

 

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.

 

Outreach

 

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 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.

 

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