Julia Sánchez-Dorado

I'm a currently a Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin. Here I work on a project on mapping practices in nineteenth-century geodesy, which is part of Dept. III's digital humanities project Measuring the Earth.

From September 2020 I will be a Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow at the Technical University of Berlin (TU, Institute of Philosophy), working on the epistemology of physical modelling in the engineering and geosciences.

I obtained a PhD in History and Philosophy of Science at University College London (UCL), Department of Science and Technology Studies, and a M.A. in Philosophy of Science at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

My primary interest is in scientific representation. In my PhD thesis, I explored how scientists' judgments of similarity –regarding the relation between scientific models and natural phenomena– play a central role in the production of epistemically fruitful representations. I am also interested in issues concerning creativity, epistemic values, the formation of standards in scientific communities, and the problem of representation in the arts.