Peer-Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters
Efram Sera-Shriar, ‘Photographic Plates and Spirit Fakes: Remembering Harry Price’s Investigation of William Hope’s Spirit Photography at its Centenary,’ Science Museum Group Journal 17 (2022), 1-25 READ HERE
Efram Sera-Shriar and Christine Ferguson, ‘Spiritualism and Science Studies for the Twenty-First Century’ Aries: Journal for the Study of Western Esotericism, 22 (2022), 1-11
Efram Sera-Shriar, ‘Seeing is (Dis)believing: John Tyndall, Scientific Naturalism, and the Role of Visual Epistemologies and Scientific Testimony in Victorian Spirit Investigations,’ Aries: Journal for the Study of Western Esotericism, 22 (2022), 42-63
Efram Sera-Shriar, ‘Constructing the “Jewish Type”: Anthropometric Measurement, Composite Photography, and Anthropology in the Late Victorian Age,’ Nuncius: Journal of the Material and Visual History of Science, 36 (2021), 532-567
Efram Sera-Shriar, ‘Credible Witnessing: A. R. Wallace, Spiritualism, and a “New Branch of Anthropology”’, Modern Intellectual History, 17 (2020), 357-384
Efram Sera-Shriar, ‘The Scandalous Affair of the Anthropological Review: Hyde Clarke, James Hunt, and British Anthropology in the 1860s’, in Bernard Lightman and Bennett Zon (eds.), Victorian Culture and the Origin of Disciplines, Routledge, 2019, pp. 135-157.
Efram Sera-Shriar, ‘Civilizing the Natives: Richard King and his Ethnographic Writings on Indigenous Northerners’, in Edward Jones-Imhotep and Tina Adcock (eds.) Made Modern: Science and Technology in Canadian History, University of British Columbia Press, 2018, pp. 39-59.
Efram Sera-Shriar and Ian Hesketh, ‘Introduction’, in Efram Sera-Shriar and Ian Hesketh (eds.), The Correspondence of John Tyndall, 18 vols., University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018, vol. 4, pp. xiii-xxv.
Efram Sera-Shriar, ‘From the Beginning: Human History Theories in Nineteenth-Century British Sciences’, in Efram Sera-Shriar (ed.), Historicizing Humans: Deep Time, Evolution and Race in Nineteenth-Century British Sciences, University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018, pp. 1-13.
Efram Sera-Shriar, ‘Historicizing Belief: E.B. Tylor, Primitive Culture and the Evolution of Religion’ in Efram Sera-Shriar (ed.), Historicizing Humans: Deep Time, Evolution and Race in Nineteenth-Century British Sciences, University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018, pp. 68-90.
Efram Sera-Shriar, ‘Race’, in Mark Bevir (ed.), Historicism and the Human Sciences in Victorian Britain, Cambridge University Press, 2017, pp. 48-76.
Efram Sera-Shriar, ‘Tales from Patagonia: Phillip Parker King and Early Ethnographic Observation in British Ethnology, 1826-1830’, Studies in Travel Writing, 19 (2015), 204-223
Efram Sera-Shriar, ‘Anthropometric Portraiture and Victorian Anthropology: Situating Francis Galton’s Photographic Work in the Late 1870s’, History of Science, 53 (2015), 155-179
Efram Sera-Shriar, ‘Human History and Deep Time in Nineteenth-Century British Sciences: An Introduction’, Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 51 (2015), 19-22
Efram Sera-Shriar, ‘Arctic Observers: Richard King, Monogenism and the Historicisation of Inuit through Travel Narratives’, Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 51 (2015), 23-31
Efram Sera-Shriar, ‘What is Armchair Anthropology?: Observational Practices in Nineteenth-Century British Human Sciences,’ History of the Human Sciences, 27 (2014), 180-194
Efram Sera-Shriar, ‘Observing Human Difference: James Hunt, Thomas Huxley, and Competing Disciplinary Strategies in the 1860s’, Annals of Science, 70 (2013), 461-491
Efram Sera-Shriar, ‘Ethnology in the Metropole: Robert Knox, Robert Gordon Latham and Local Sites of Observational Training’, Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 42 (2011), 486-496