I teach and research the history of science, technology, and medicine, while enjoying an ordinary life in València and Mexico City.

 

 

Trained in València, Oxford and Leeds, in physics, science education, history of medicine, history and philosophy of science, museology and scientific instrument studies, I subsequently worked in France, the US, Mexico, Colombia and Brazil.

 

 

My work was supported by Spanish, British, European and American fellowships. I was Resident Scholar at the Dibner Library, Fellow at the John W. Kluge Center, Marie Curie Fellow at the Université Paris Ouest, Visiting Scholar at Cinvestav, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology STS Program, the Institut d'Història de la Medicina i de la Ciència 'López Piñero', the Museu de Astronomia e Ciências Afins, the Colegio de México, and the Universidade Federal da Bahia, and Spencer Fellow of the (US) National Academy of Education.

 

 

As for teaching, I was successively a tutor at the University of Leeds and the University of Oxford, a lecturer at the Universitat de València, an assistant and associate professor at the Universidad del Rosario, and in the way have taught as an invited lecturer in a number of history of science and science education postgraduate programs in Europe and Latin America. While in the recent past I devoted a large amount of my time to teaching, I am currently mostly focused on research and curatorship, but also teach yearly some postgraduate courses in history of science, technology and medicine.

 

 

My work is comparative and cross-national, and cuts across disciplines such as history of science, technology and medicine, history of education, book history, international relations, visual studies and scientific instrument studies.

 

 

 

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

2020-

 

 

Curator. Museu d'Història de la Medicina i de la Ciència. Universitat de València (Spain)

 

2019-

 

 

 

Ramón y Cajal Research Fellow. Institut interuniversitari López Piñero, Universitat de València (Spain)

 

2017-2018

 

 

 

Visiting scholar. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ensino, Filosofia e História das Ciências. Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador de Bahia (Brazil). 3 months

 

2016-2018

 

 

 

Associate Professor in History of Science, Technology and Medicine. Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá (Colombia)

 

2016

 

 

Visiting scholar. Centro de Estudios Históricos. Colegio de México. 3 months (Mexico).

 

2016

 

 

Visiting scholar. Museu de Astronomia e Cièncias Afins. 3 months (Brazil). 

 

2015

 

           

Visiting scholar. Institut d’Història de la Medicina i la Ciència ‘López Piñero’ 1 month (Spain).

 

2014

 

 

Visiting scholar. STS Program. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 4 months (USA).

 

2014-2016

 

 

Spencer Fellow. National Academy of Education. two 6-month periods (USA)

 

2013-2016

 

 

 

Assistant Professor in History of Science, Technology and Medicine. Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá (Colombia).

 

2013

 

 

 

Visiting scholar. Departamento de Investigaciones Educativas (DIE). Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados (CINVESTAV). 4 months (Mexico).

 

2010-2012

 

 

 

‘Marie Curie’ Research Fellow. Institut de Recherches Philosophiques. Université Paris Ouest, Nanterre (France)

 

2010-2011

 

 

Kluge Fellow. John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, Washington D.C. two 3-month periods (USA)

 

2010

 

 

Dibner Library Resident Scholar. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. 3 months (USA)

 

2009-2010

 

 

 

Lecturer in History of Science. Departament d'Història de la Ciència i Documentació. Universitat de València. (Spain)

 

2009

 

Tutor in History of Science. University of Oxford (UK)

 

EDUCATION

2009

 

PhD in History of Science, University of Leeds (UK)

 

2004

 

MSc in History of Science: Instruments, Museums, Science, Technology, University of Oxford (UK)

 

2002

 

MPhil (D.E.A.) in History of Science and Medicine, Universitat de València (Spain)

 

2001

 

High School Teacher Certification in Experimental Sciences, Universitat de València (Spain)

 

2000

 

Bachelor of Physics, Universitat de València (Spain)

 

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS                                                             

Programa estatal de Generación de Conocimiento y Fortalecimiento Científico y Tecnológico del Sistema de I+D+i. Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (Spain)

Ramón y Cajal Fellowship. Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades (Spain)

Spencer Fellowship. National Academy of Education (USA)

Cinvestav postdoctoral contract (Mexico) [declined]

Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship (European Commission)

Beatriu de Pinós Postdoctoral Fellowship (Spain) [declined]

American Institute of Physics Grant-in-aid for history of modern physics and allied fields (USA)

John W. Kluge Fellowship, Library of Congress (USA)

Dibner Library Fellowship. Smithsonian Institution (USA)

CSIC-Bancaixa Fellowship (Spain)

University of Leeds PhD Research Scholarship (UK)

Fernández de Caleya PhD Scholarship (Spain) [declined]

International Summer School in History of Science Grant, Università di Bologna (Italy)

Linacre College, University of Oxford. Travel Grant (UK)

The British Council-La Caixa UK Postgraduate Scholarship (Spain-UK)

 

RESEARCH PROJECTS

 

2020-2023

 

PI

 

"Museos, Aulas y Política: Cultura Científica y Tecnológica en la Transición Española". Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación [PID-2019-104897GA-I00] (coordinated with Jaume Sastre) (Spain)

2017

 

 

Coordinator

 

 

Information and Communication Technologies for Education in Colombia (20th-21st centuries)”. Universidad del Rosario (Colombia). (with A. Vera-Márquez)

2017

 

 

Coordinator

 

 

Foundations of Educational Psychology in Colombia (1945-2017)”. Universidad del Rosario (Colombia). (with A. Vera-Márquez)

2014-2016

 

 

     

Main Researcher

 

      

Transnational Paradigm? Physics and Pedagogical Innovation in the Americas (1945-1975)”. Spencer Fellowship. National Academy of Education (USA)

 

2013-2015

 

 

 

Collaborator

 

 

 

“The Production of Expert Knowledge in Contemporary Spain (19th-20th centuries)”. Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. (coord. J.R. Bertomeu)