Margaret Gaida

Margaret Gaida received her PhD in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine from the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Gaida’s research focuses on the transmission and exchange of knowledge between Europe and the Islamic world in the medieval period, with specific attention to the fields of astronomy, astrology, and optics. Her research also includes, as much as possible, the participation and engagement of women in both Europe and the Islamic world in scientific practices. Dr. Gaida has won several awards and fellowships to support her research, including the Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome, and a Dissertation Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies. Her publications have appeared in edited volumes and academic journals, including Early Science and Medicine and Early Modern Women.