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Dr Jenny Bulstrode
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UCL, Gower St
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WC1E 6BT
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Appointment
  • Lecturer in History of Science and Technology
  • Dept of Science & Technology Studies
  • Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences
Biography
Before joining UCL in July 2020, Jenny began a Jesus College Junior Research Fellowship in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, carrying out postdoctoral research on the industrial origins of climate change with a particular focus on globalisation and the displacement of Indigenous industries and sustainable practices. During her AHRC-funded doctoral research, (awarded 2020), she held both Caird and Sackler research fellowships, respectively considering cultural and technical histories of metal. Awards for her published work include: a 2020 International Committee for the History of Science and Technology Daumas Prize; the 2018 American Academy of Arts and Sciences Sarton Prize (only awarded in the event of a suitable candidate, last awarded in 2012) and the 2014 British Society for the History of Science Singer Prize.

Research Summary

Jenny's current research includes histories of coal, metallurgy and magic lanterns in Jamaica and Britain. To view a recent presentation of Jenny's research at the University of Melbourne see: 'Performances on the World Stage'


Teaching Summary

Science and the Global System (HPSC0144) - thismodule develops social and historical perspectives on the place of science inthe global system with the insights of radical, anti-colonial and  decolonizing traditions.


Nanotechnology and Society (ELEC0123)- this module considers the ethical and social challenges faced by nanotechnology research and application now and in the future to support students to become better researchers and innovators.

Academic Background
  PhD Doctor of Philosophy  
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