Cecelia Watson (B.A., St. John's College; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Chicago) is a writer based in London. Her academic specialty is the History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine. Prior to moving overseas two years ago, she followed a traditional academic path: most recently she was an ACLS New Faculty Fellow at Yale University, where she was jointly appointed in both Philosophy and Humanities. Prior to that she held positions at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, the European College of Liberal Arts, and the University of Chicago, and she has also served as a consultant and curator to the Berlin museum Haus der Kulturen der Welt. Her book Semicolon: The Past, Present, and Future of a Misunderstood Mark will be published in 2019 by HarperCollins.