Paola is Associate Professor at the University of Bologna and she obtained the Abilitazione as Professor of the History of Science (ASN 2016). Focusing on the roles of men and women in science since the diffusion and appropriation of Darwinism, Paola is now exploring how history, science, and science studies can contribute together to a better understanding of recent “gendered science”.
Her recent representative publications are:
The Importance of Being Quantified: Herbert Spencer in Liberal Italy (1870s-1910s), and Beyond, in Global Spencerism, edited by B. V. Lightman, Boston: Brill, 2016, pp. 218-240.
Challenging the Backlash: Women Science Students in Italian Universities (1870s-2000s), in Sciences in the Universities of Europe, 19th and 20th century, edited by A. Simões, K. Gavroglu, M. P. Diogo, Boston: Springer, 2015, pp. 69-88.
‘The Power of Weak Competitors: Women Scholars, ‘Popular Science’ and the Building of a Scientific Community in Italy, 1860s-1930s’, Science in Context (2013), 26 (3), 2013, pp. 405-436.
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