Dr. María J. Santesmases

Biographical Note

María Jesús Santesmases, PhD in Chemistry (University of Madrid), is Research professor of the Spanish National Research Council at the Institute of Philosophy. Her research is on history of biomedical sciences, science policy and of gender and women in biomedicine. Her recent publications include Circulating Penicillin in Spain, 1940s-1980s: Health, authority and gender(Palgrave 2018); a special issue on history and biograpy of women sceintsts in Spain (“Historias biográficas: género y científicas en España”, dossier de Arenal, revista de historia de las mujeres coord. with Ana Romero de Pablos, Granada 2018); A cell-based epistemology: New historical approaches to human genetics, special issue of Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (University of California Press), edited with Edna Suárez-Díaz (2015); and Gendered Drugs and Medicine: Historical and socio-cultural perspectivse, edited with Teresa Ortiz Gómez (Farham, UK: Ashgate 2014).