Cecelia Watson (B.A., St. John's College; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Chicago) is an essayist and consultant based in London. Prior to moving to London 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 academic positions at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, the European College of Liberal Arts, and the University of Chicago. She also served as a consultant and curator to the Berlin museum Haus der Kulturen der Welt during the development of its exhibition on the Anthropocene. Her published work has run the gamut from an essay on the semicolon for Critical Inquiry to an exploration of William James's dress sense for History of Psychology.