Emily Ruppel is a PhD student in communication at the University of Pittsburgh, with focus areas in rhetoric of science, bioethics, STS, feminist theory, and oral history. Emily entered University of Pittsburgh as the 2014/2015 Provost's Humanities Fellow; concurrent with her PhD, she is pursuing a master's degree at the Center for Bioethics and Health Law at Pitt with a focus on medical research ethics. This is partly an extension of the work she began with her master's thesis on the scientific and ethical developments leading to the world's first successful hand transplants. Prior to her doctoral work, Emily studied poetry at Bellarmine University in Louisville (B.A. '08) and science writing at MIT (M.S. '11).
Writing and editorial work: Prior to her doctoral work, Emily has served as Associate Director of Communications for the American Scientific Affiliation and as Web Editor for the daily blog of the BioLogos Foundation. Most recently, she served as content editor for Abraham's Dice, a collection of essays on randomness and providence edited by Karl Giberson and forthcoming with Oxford University Press. She also continues to work as Editor of the ASA's God & Nature magazine, a publication offering articles, interviews, poetry, and artwork from writers and scholars around the world on special topics in science and religion.
Etc: In Emily's spare time she likes to read, run, write poetry, draw caricatures at special events, and fall down while ice skating. (Well, she prefers not to fall down but that's typically how it goes.)