Samara Greenwood is a PhD candidate in the History and Philosophy of Science program. Her thesis explores how changes in social context affect scientific work. The project involves analysing varied historical episodes to establish the multiple ways contextual changes have come to impact science. In particular, Samara is interested in how the rising social status of lower-valued groups, such as artisans and craftworkers in early modern Europe or women during second-wave feminism, came to positively impact the practices and products of science.
As part of the SHAPS Forum team, Samara produces content for both the HPS program and Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation.