This is my academic CV, and it's pretty out of date. Get in touch if you need a more up-to-the minute copy. I've also done other things in my life besides go to school, believe it or not, but most of them are not documented on this website for the time being...
Nadia Aymone Berenstein
PhD, University of Pennsylvania
History & Sociology of Science
MA Awarded Spring 2012
Advanced to candidacy with distinction, May 2013
Defended, May 2017
MA, New York University
Draper Interdisciplinary Program, Humanities and Social Thought
Master's Thesis: The Bird is Gone: On the Trail of the Passenger Pigeon
BA, Harvard College
English Literature & Language
Dissertation topic: history of flavor and the flavor industry in the U.S., 1880-1970. Research interests include history of chemistry, history of technology, history of the senses, U.S. social and cultural history, environmental history, animal studies, food studies.
Awards and Honors
Beckman Center Haas Fellow, Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia, PA 2014-2015
Benjamin Franklin Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, 2010-2015
Merit Scholarship, New York University, 2008-09
Selected Papers & Presentations
"Making Flavor Objective: Tasting Panels, Sensory Science, and Flavor Research, 1945–1977"
Session T8: Calibrating Self and Society in the Modern Human Sciences
History of Science Society Annual Meeting
Chicago, IL: November 6, 2014
"Artificial Strawberry, Imitation Cheese: A History of Synthetic Flavors in the U.S."
Culinary Historians of Washington, D.C.
Bethesda, MD: February 8, 2015
"'The Flavor of the Civilized World': Vanilla and Vanillin"
2014 Gordon Cain Conference, Chemical Reactions: Chemistry and Global History
Chemical Heritage Foundation
Philadelphia, PA: April 12, 2014
"The Imitation of Nature? Flavor Chemistry, Analytic Technology, and Scientific Craft"
Roger Smith FoodTech Conference
New York, NY: April 4, 2014
"Tasting Success: Training for a Job in Flavors, 1954-1989"
Ways of Knowing the World: History and the Senses
2013 Hagley Fellows Conference
Wilmington, Delaware: April 20, 2013
"Flavor Added: Flavor Chemistry and the History of Synthetic Flavors in the U.S."
Annual Meeting, Society of Flavor Chemists
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: February 7, 2013
"'The Art in Imitation Flavors': Flavor Chemistry & Scientific Craft"
Chemical Heritage Foundation, Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: November 27, 2012
"Flavor Added: Flavor Chemists, Artificial Flavors, and the Imitation of Nature"
Paper on Panel on the History of the Senses, History of Science Society 2013 Conference
San Diego, California: November 16, 2012
"Deathtraps on the Flyways: Bird Collisions and Tragedies of Migration in Urban North America, 1887-2012"
Cosmopolitan Animals Conference, University of London
London, UK: October 29, 2012
"Flavor Added: What Would A History of Flavor Look Like?"
Monell Chemical Senses Center, Lunchtime Lecture
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: September 13, 2012
"The Chicken Lady of Martha's Vineyard: Hens, Illness, and Female Authorship in Nineteenth-Century America"
Thinking Gender Conference, UCLA
Los Angeles, California: February 3, 2012
Science & Literature: A Cultural History of Science Fiction
University of Pennsylvania, Summer Session I 2014
Value Creation & Value Capture in American Business History (Professor Daniel Raff)
University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business, Management Department
Fall & Spring 2014
Science & Literature (Professor Mark Adams)
University of Pennsylvania: Spring 2013, Spring 2012
The Information Age (Professor Matt Hersch)
University of Pennsylvania: Fall 2013
Emergence of Modern Science (Professor John Tresch)
University of Pennsylvania: Fall 2012