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Concentration: Early America
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