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Efram Sera-Shriar

Research Grants Manager and Museum Research Fellow

As Research Grants Manager for the Science Museum Group, Efram is responsible for the development and management of all grant-based research at SMG’s five national museum sites. Efram is also an historian of the human sciences and received his PhD from the University of Leeds. His research focuses on three main areas: history of anthropology, the context of Victorian science, and the historical relationship between science and religion. He has held major grants and fellowships in North America and Europe, and he has published two books – The Making of British Anthropology (2013) and Historicizing Humans (2018) – and over 25 academic papers. His current research explores psychical research in the modern period. Since 2006 he has been an editor and co-investigator for the John Tyndall Correspondence Project