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Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow

Emily A. Margolis received her PhD in History of Science and Technology from the Johns Hopkins University in spring 2019. Her dissertation, “Space Travel at 1G: Space Tourism in Cold War America,” explored the cultural, political, and economic significance of space-themed attractions and amenities that proliferated across the southeastern United States in the late 1950s and 1960s. Her work has been supported by the American Historical Association, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. She has over ten years of experience in museum work and museum-based scholarship. As 2019-2021 Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow, Emily is co-curating the APS Museum’s exhibition of Benjamin Franklin’s science and will be the lead curator for the 2021 exhibition on women in science.