Descripción de editorial
Edited by Anna Reser and Leila A. McNeill
Lady Science is a multifaceted collaborative writing project focused on women in science, technology, and medicine. Our purpose is to highlight women’s lives and contributions to scientific fields, to critique representations of women in history and popular culture, and to provide an accessible, inclusive, and collaborative platform for writing about women on the web. Unlike other specialized and academic publications, we do not recognize any disciplinary, generic, or stylistic constraints that sometimes curtail the ways in which women’s stories can be written.
The essays in this book were originally published in 2014 and 2015 through a monthly email subscription. In the first year of the project, we published 24 essays on a wide range of topics related to the experiences of women in science, technology and medicine, using a variety of methodologies and approaches. Some of the essays lean toward history of science, while others engage with popular culture or critical theory. This first anthology contains the contributions of four guest authors in addition to essays by the editors.