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Cristina Chimisso

Cristina Chimisso (PhD, Cambridge) joined the Open University in July 2000. Previously she lectured at the University of Aberdeen, was George and May Sarton fellow at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (Cambridge, Mass.), research fellow at the Department of History of Science, Harvard University, and Walter Rathenau fellow at the Max Planck Institute for History of Science (Berlin).

She was head of the philosophy department from 2009 to 2013; she is currently a member of the OU Senate.

She is the author of the monographs Writing the History of the Mind: Philosophy and Science in France 1900-1960s (Ashgate, 2008), written with the support of an AHRC grant, and Gaston Bachelard: Critic of Science and the Imagination (Routledge, 2001).

She is a member of the management committee of the British Society for the History of Philosophy, and was BSHP’s secretary from 2002 to 2008; she is on editorial board of the British Journal for the History of Philosophy; and on the executive committee of the British Philosophical Association.

From 2008 to 2013, she was also part of the research networking programme ‘Philosophy of Science in a European perspective’, funded by the European Science Foundation.

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