MemberElana Gomel

…io State University Press, 2003 Elana GomelThe Pilgrim Soul: Being Russian in Israel Amherst: Cambria Press, 2009. Elana GomelPostmodern Science Fiction and Temporal Imagination London and New York: Continuum Press, 2010 Elana Gomel, Narrative Space and Time: Representing Im…

science fiction, posthumanism, narrative theory, evolutionary narratology, science and literature, urban studies, zombies

MemberFrancesco Luzzini

…The History of Science Society (HSS), 2018 to present

The History of Earth Sciences Society (HESS), 2016 to present

International Commission on the History of Geological Sciences (INHIGEO), 2012 to present

Centro Studi Lazzaro Spallanzani (Lazzaro Spallanzani Studies Cen…
…Postdoc – Museum of Sciences, Trento (Italy), 2017-2019

Postdoc – University of Oklahoma, 2015-2016

Postdoc – University of East Piedmont, 2010-2013

Ph.D., History of Science – University of Bari, 2009

MA/BA, Natural Sciences – University of Milan, 2005…
… and Nature In-between. Antonio Vallisneri’s Primi Itineris Specimen, Berlin, Edition Open Access/Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Edition Open Sources Series, Series 9, 2018 (

2013 – Il miracolo inutile. …

My research focuses mainly on natural philosophy, medicine, and the Earth and environmental sciences in early modern Europe, with important forays into modern and contemporary contexts. Currently, I am Mellon Fellow at the University of Oklahoma (Department of the History of Science/History of Science Collections), Affiliate Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin (Department I), Contributing Editor for the Isis Current Bibliography of the History of Science, Councilor for the journal Earth Sciences History, and Co-editor (History of Science) of the journal Il Protagora. I strongly believe in the Digital Humanities and in the Open Access ideals of accessibility and democratization of knowledge. In my scholarly and outreach activities, I always strive to make my work accessible to a virtually unlimited audience of students, scholars and academics, as well as to the general public.

MemberRachel Haywood Ferreira

Rachel Haywood Ferreira is an Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Iowa
State University. She has worked with Latin American science fiction in a variety of
media, from novels and short stories to comics, magazines and fanzines, and some film. Her articles on early and golden age sf have appeared in Science Fiction Studies, Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, Hispania, Extrapolation, the Revista Iberoamericana, and the new anthologies Latin American Science Fiction: Theory and Practice (2012) and Parabolas of Science Fiction (forthcoming 2013). She is the author
of The Emergence of Latin American Science Fiction (Wesleyan University Press, 2011).