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Naomi Beck

Naomi Beck is a Harper-Schmidt Fellow at The University of Chicago. She obtained her PhD from the University of Paris-1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne) and held a research fellowships at the University of Bologna and at the Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte in Berlin, and is also the recipient of a Max-Weber Postdoctoral Fellowship at the European University Institute in Fiesole, Italy. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the KLI from 2010 to 2011. Her research focuses on the history of evolutionary biology in the broad cultural context with an emphasis on the relationship between evolutionary ideas and socio-political theories.