Dr Jenny Bulstrode
Lecturer in History of Science and Technology
Dept of Science & Technology Studies
Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences
- Joined UCL
- 1st Jul 2020
Jenny's time is split between UCL and theRoyal Institution where her current research focuses on historical lessons for cross-cultural science policy, industrial strategy and equitable sustainable innovation. Her background is as a historian of physics and industrial technology with a particular interest in the universalising claims of science and capitalism, and cross-cultural encounters in experiment, innovation and materials.
STS Perspectives on Big Problems, Department of Science and Technology Studies - this module introduces students to the uses of STS in solving big problems in the contemporary world.
Science and Decolonising Modernity, Department of Science and Technology Studies - this module supports students to develop marginalised lines of research and develops historical lessons for present day global concerns, including modern science's claims to view-from-nowhere objective knowledge.
Science in the Nineteenth Century, Department of Science and Technology Studies - this module gives a critical introduction to key themes in global histories of science in the nineteenth century.
Nanotechnology and Society, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering - 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.
- Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy |
BiographyBefore 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.