Maria Rentetzi

Maria Rentetzi received her Ph.D. in Science and Technology Studies from Virginia Tech. Her dissertation, entitled “Gender, Politics, and Radioactivity Research in Vienna, 1910–1938,” was awarded the Gutenberg e-prize by the American Historical Association. Virginia Tech selected this work as the winner of the 2004 Outstanding Dissertation in the Social Sciences. Currently Rentetzi is a lecturer at the National Technical University of Athens in Greece. Her book, Radium in Female Hands: Gender and Radioactivity in Early Twentieth-Century Vienna, will soon be published by Columbia University Press.

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