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Dr Charlotte Sleigh
Room 2.2
Department of Science and Technology Studies
22 Gordon Square
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  • Lecturer in Social Studies of Science
  • Dept of Science & Technology Studies
  • Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences

Charlotte Sleigh is a researcher, writer and practitioner across the science humanities (science & history, literature, theology) and science communication. In recent years Charlotte has been involved with a number of art and science projects (e.g. Chain Reaction!, 2013 and Metamorphoses, 2017) and various forms of climate science communication. She has done consultancy and engagement projects for organisations including the Royal Society, local business and a UK City Council, as well as freelance work in editing and coaching for writing. Examples of her own writing for general readers can be found at Noema and Aeon magazines and at Wellcome Stories.

Charlotte has long-standing academic research interests in human-animal relations, their science and representation. Her books on this topic are Ant (Reaktion, 2003); Six Legs Better (Johns Hopkins, 2007); Frog (Reaktion, 2012); Cosmopolitan Animals (co-editor, Palgrave, 2015), The Paper Zoo (British Library/Chicago, 2016) and Human (Reaktion, 2020; with Amanda Rees). Besides this, she has written widely on the historical and textual relationships between science and writing (Literature and Science, Palgrave 2010). In recent years, this interest in literature has come to focus on science fiction and early fandom in Britain.

Charlotte is a former editor of the British Journal for the History of Science and current vice-president of the British Society for the History of Science.

01-OCT-2016 – 30-JUN-2020 Professor of Science Humanities School of History University of Kent, United Kingdom
01-SEP-2000 – 30-SEP-2016 Lecturer/Reader in History of Science School of History University of Kent, United Kingdom
01-SEP-1999 – 31-AUG-2000 Visiting assistant professor, history of science History University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), United States
Academic Background
2000   History & Philosophy of Science University of Cambridge
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