For almost two decades, Evelyn Fox Keller’s research has focused on issues of language and science. Much of this work has concentrated on the history and philosophy of twentieth-century genetics and developmental biology.
At the Radcliffe Institute, Keller plans to extend her analysis to the study of developmental psychology. She will also help organize a major international conference on metaphor in science.
Keller has received numerous grants and awards, including a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship and a MacArthur Fellowship. She has also received eight honorary degrees from universities in the United States and abroad.