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Marie Linos

Visiting Wiener-Anspach Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow


My research is centered around the social history of science between the second half of the nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century. After completing my Ph.D. at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB, Belgium) which dealt with the transatlantic circulations of the social sciences during the interwar period, I have started a new research project that examines academic couples between 1860 and 1960. This research was  initiated in the United States, where I spent a year as a Belgian American Educational Foundation (BAEF) Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of the History of Science at Harvard University, investigating American social scientists’ couples. I have joined the Faculty of History of the University of Oxford in January 2023 thanks to a Wiener-Anspach Foundation fellowship. I am currently particularly interested in five British couples (Sidney and Beatrice Webb, Lawrence and Barbara Hammond, Percy and Grace Ford, Lewis and Barbara Jones, and Arthur and Eveline Burns) who have shaped both the social science and the social politics during the early twentieth century. This research, supervised by Prof. Siân Pooley, aims to shed light on the social conditions governing science production and raise several issues regarding gender roles in sciences.