Emily Ruppel Herrington is a PhD student in communication at the University of Pittsburgh, with focus areas in rhetoric of science, disability studies, STS, feminist theory, and oral history. Prior to her doctoral work, Emily studied poetry at Bellarmine University in Louisville (B.A. '08) and science writing at MIT (M.S. '11).
Emily started her PhD work as the 2014–2015 University of Pittsburgh Provost's Humanities Fellow and was recently honored to be named an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow for the year 2017–2018.
Concurrently with her PhD, Emily is pursuing a master's degree at the Pitt Center for Bioethics and Health Law where she studies the ethics of representing others in medical research and writing.
Writing and editorial work: Emily has almost ten years' experience as a professional writer and editor and has served as Web Editor for the daily blog of the BioLogos Foundation and as Associate Director of Communications for the American Scientific Affiliation. Recently, she assisted as content editor for Abraham's Dice, a collection of scientific and theological responses to modern theories of chance, indeterminacy and providence (edited by Karl Giberson and published by Oxford University Press in May 2016). She also serves as Editor-in-Chief of the American Scientific Affiliation's God & Nature magazine, an online periodical offering articles, interviews, poetry, and artwork 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.)