Elena Serrano is postdoctoral fellow in the ERC Advanced Grant “CIRGEN: Circulating Gender in the Global Enlightenment: Ideas, Network and Agencies” at the University of Valencia. She was trained in the former Centre for the History of Science (CEHIC) in the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona before taking postdoctoral fellowships at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, the Science History Institute in Philadelphia, and Sydney University.
Her work combines methodologies from the history of science and medicine, material culture, cultural history, and gender studies. She has published on the circulation of science bestsellers, scientific artifacts and female audiences; on bureaucratic practices and knowledge creation; and most recently on love prediction technologies (Isis, Dec. 2021). Her book "Ladies of Honor and Merit: Gender, Useful Knowledge and Politics in Enlightened Spain" has just been published (University of Pittsburgh Press).