Research Associates

David Lewis, 2014
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Research, Yale Center for British Art

David Frazer Lewis received his doctorate from the University of Oxford in 2014. His thesis examined the work of Giles Gilbert Scott, designer of the red telephone kiosk, Battersea Power Station, Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, and the House of Commons chamber. His current research focuses on British architecture in the first decades of the twentieth century, particularly the ways that architects thought about psychology and religion. He is the editor of True Principles, the peer-reviewed journal of the Pugin Society.

Chitra Ramalingam, 2014
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Prints and Drawings, Yale Center for British Art

Chitra Ramalingam is a historian of both science and photography. After receiving a PhD in History of Science from Harvard University, she was a research fellow at the University of Cambridge before arriving at Yale, where she also teaches in the program in the History of Science and Medicine. Her research and teaching range broadly across topics in science and visual culture in the modern period, with a particular focus on the early history of photography, the visual culture of physics (nineteenth and twentieth centuries), and the photographic archive of science. She is author of To See a Spark: Experiment and Visual Experience in Victorian Science (under contract with Yale University Press), and co-author of William Henry Fox Talbot: Beyond Photography (Studies in British Art, YCBA/Yale University Press, 2013). For the last few years her work has focused on rethinking the early history of photography and its invention in Britain from the perspective of the cultural history of science, and a book project on photography, experiment, and the archive.