Andrea Nero | CV

Concentration: Early America

MA History, Sam Houston State University
BA History, Sam Houston State University

Andrea Nero’s master’s thesis analyzed the creation, distribution and reception of Benjamin Franklin’s Gulf Stream maps. Continuing her work, her dissertation examines the roles played by women, blacks, natives and white non-elite males within the burgeoning philosophical societies of the new United States. Rather than focusing solely on discrimination, this work dissects the subjects of racism, sexism and classism while finding the areas where marginalized people acted as scientific practitioners, sources of knowledge and subjects for scientific study. 

2018-2019 American Philosophical Society Library Resident Research Fellow

2018-2019 Lapidus-Omohundro Institute Predoctoral Fellow

Dissertation title: Beggars and Kings: Early American Scientific Societies’ Discourses about Marginalized People