Sonia Shechet Epstein
Executive Editor and Associate Curator of Science and Film, Museum of the Moving Image
Sonia Shechet Epstein works at the intersection of science and visual culture. She is Executive Editor and Associate Curator of Science and Film at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City. In this role, Sonia produces all content for the Museum's website scienceandfilm.org and manages activities related to science and film at the Museum, including curating the ongoing film series "Science on Screen," which pairs rarely shown films with discussions between scientists and filmmakers. Sonia has lectured internationally about the intersection of science and film. Prior her position at the Museum of the Moving Image, Sonia was a Senior Program Associate at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation where she evaluated proposals for a multi-platform arts program to enhance public understanding of science. Prior to that, she worked for Nobel Laureate neuroscientist Dr. Eric R. Kandel at Columbia University preparing his book The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain from Vienna 1900 to the Present (Random House, 2012), and helped produce the BRAIN SERIES for PBS. Sonia has been a mentor at NEW INC since its founding. She is currently a Master's candidate in Experimental Humanities at NYU.