Assistant Professor in History of Science at the University of Padova, Elena is a Historian of Science interested in visual studies in science, science museum studies, cultures of natural history, the history of evolutionary thought and the relationship between science and popular culture.
She is author of several books and articles and she is currently writing a book about how science uses images to be published in 2019 and editing a volume for the Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press on artefacts, scientific museums and exhibitions along the XX century.