image Evelyn Fox Keller
Professor Emeritus of History and Philosophy of Science at MIT

Evelyn Fox Keller received her Ph.D. in theoretical physics at Harvard University, worked for a number of years at the interface of physics and biology, and is now Professor Emeritus of History and Philosophy of Science in the Program in Science, Technology and Society at MIT.

Keller is the recipient of many awards, a member of the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a MacArthur Fellow, and, most recently, recipient of the Chaire Blaise Pascal in Paris. Her books include: A Feeling for the Organism: The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock; Reflections on Gender and Science; Secrets of Life, Secrets of Death: Essays on Language, Gender and Science; Refiguring Life: Metaphors of Twentieth Century Biology; The Century of the Gene; and Making Sense of Life: Explaining Biological Development with Models, Metaphors, and Machines.

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