E.C.M. (Elian) Schure MSc

PhD Candidate
History and Philosophy of Science

I am a historian of science with an interest in science in a colonial and post-colonial context. I specialise in philosophy and history of the life sciences. In my PhD research, I combine my interests by studying the concept of race/ ethnicity in microbiome research in South Africa.

By researching these topics, I hope to gain and spread knowledge about the role the Dutch Empire and Dutch scientists played in the former colonies. I am especially interested in how scientific knowledge created in the colonial period still influences society today. 

I am part of the Microbiome research and race in the 'Local South' project under supervision of Abigail Nieves Delgado