ALEXANDRA ZUKERMAN earned an MPhil in the History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge University in 2007. Prior to this, she studied History and Literature, an honors-only, interdisciplinary program at Harvard.
Her thesis at Harvard looked at the influence of eighteenth-century theories of fetal development inside the womb on the literary and philosophical works of Rousseau and Diderot. Her graduate dissertation revisited Robert Darnton's argument about the political role played by mesmerism on the eve of the French Revolution. She remains interested in the ways by which contemporary science shapes our reality.