Julia Sánchez-Dorado

I'm a currently an Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow at the Technical University of Berlin (TU, Institute of History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Literature), working on the epistemology of physical modelling in the engineering and geosciences.

Before that, I was a Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, at the Measuring the Earth Group of Dept. III.

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.