Liz is a Ph.D candidate studying the history of eighteenth-century French chemistry. Her dissertation concerns Monsieur and Madame Lavoisier and their collaborators within the Arsenal Laboratory. Related to this, she has interests in the development of chemical nomenclature, laboratory instruments, and artwork reflecting the laboratory space. A separate area of her research pertains to the connection between late nineteenth-century microbiology and surgery. Further interests include social epistemologists such as Émile Durkheim, the philosophy of aesthetics, and the Pre-Socratics.