Gwendolyn Wallace was born and raised in Connecticut and graduated in 2021 with a degree in the history of science and medicine from Yale University. Along with her work at IAAM, she is pursuing a master’s degree in public history from University College London. Her research interests include oral history collection and curation, public space design, and the intersections of race, gender, science, and technology.
Additionally, Gwendolyn is a writer of both creative nonfiction and children’s literature. Her first two picture books, Joy Takes Root and The Light She Feels Inside, come out in 2023. Wallace’s essays have been published in The Offing, Foglifter Press, and Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism, among others. She was the winner of the 2021 Elizabeth Alexander Creative Writing Award from Smith College. Gwendolyn can usually be found gardening, exploring used bookstores, or listening to the radical impulses of young children.