Kathleen Sheppard is a historian of science focusing on the history of British archaeology and women in science. She received a B.A. in anthropology and sociology from Truman State University, a M.A. in Egyptian archeology from University College, London, and a M.A. and Ph.D. in the history of science from the University of Oklahoma. Her forthcoming book is centered on Margaret Alice Murray and the various roles she filled in the Egyptology department at University College, London from shortly after its founding in 1892 through the 1950s. Although her research is situated in early twentieth century Britain, she is also interested in the popularization of science in America, the history and significance of World’s Fairs, and the Space Race. She is involved with the Society for Women Engineers at S&T.
Reviewed September 10, 2013.