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Evelyn Fox Keller (born 1936) is an American physicist, author, and feminist and is currently a Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Keller has also taught at New York University and in the department of rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley.

Keller received her B.A. in physics from Brandeis University in 1957 and continued her studies in theoretical physics at Harvard University graduating with a Ph.D. in 1963. She became interested in molecular biology during a visit to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory while completing her Ph.D. dissertation. Her subsequent research has focused on the history and philosophy of modern biology and on gender and science.

Published works

  • A Feeling for the Organism: The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock. Freeman, 1983.
  • Reflections on Gender and Science. Yale University Press, 1985.
  • Three cultures : fifteen lectures on the confrontation of academic cultures, The Hague : Univ. Pers Rotterdam, 1989.
  • Secrets of Life/Secrets of Death: Essays on Language, Gender and Science. Routledge, 1992.
  • Refiguring Life: Metaphors of Twentieth-century Biology. The Wellek Library Lecture Series at the University of California, Irvine. Columbia University Press, 1995.
  • Keywords in Evolutionary Biology (co-edited with Elisabeth Lloyd). Harvard University Press, 1992 (reprinted 1998 ISBN 0674503139).
  • The Century of the Gene. Harvard University Press, 2000.
  • Making Sense of Life : Explaining Biological Development with Models, Metaphors, and Machines. Harvard University Press, 2002.

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Evelyn Fox Keller (born 1936) is an American physicist, author and feminist. She is currently a Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Keller has also taught at the State University of New York at Purchase, New York University and in the department of rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley.

Keller received her B.A. in physics from Brandeis University in 1957 and continued her studies in theoretical physics at Harvard University graduating with a Ph.D. in 1963. She became interested in molecular biology during a visit to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory while completing her Ph.D. dissertation. Her subsequent research has focused on the history and philosophy of modern biology and on gender and science.

She is also on the advisory board of FFIPP-USA (Faculty for Israeli-Palestinian Peace-USA), a network of Palestinian, Israeli, and International faculty, and students, working in for an end of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories and just peace. [1]

Published works

  • A Feeling for the Organism: The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock. Freeman, 1983.
  • Reflections on Gender and Science. Yale University Press, 1985.
  • Three cultures : fifteen lectures on the confrontation of academic cultures, The Hague : Univ. Pers Rotterdam, 1989.
  • Secrets of Life/Secrets of Death: Essays on Language, Gender and Science. Routledge, 1992.
  • Refiguring Life: Metaphors of Twentieth-century Biology. The Wellek Library Lecture Series at the University of California, Irvine. Columbia University Press, 1995.
  • Keywords in Evolutionary Biology (co-edited with Elisabeth Lloyd). Harvard University Press, 1992 (reprinted 1998 ISBN 0674503139).
  • The Century of the Gene. Harvard University Press, 2000.
  • Making Sense of Life : Explaining Biological Development with Models, Metaphors, and Machines. Harvard University Press, 2002.

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