Tania Munz

Chief Program Officer
(617) 576-5031

As Chief Program Officer, Tania Munz oversees the programmatic activities of the Academy; leads the coordination and integration of projects and studies; and helps direct efforts to magnify the impact and influence of the Academy's work. 

Tania came to the Academy from the National Humanities Center, where she was the Vice President for Scholarly Programs. Prior to her work at the NHC, she was Vice President for Research and Scholarship at the Linda Hall Library for Science, Technology and Engineering in Kansas City, a Research Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, and a postdoctoral fellow, lecturer, and adviser at Northwestern University.

Tania holds a PhD in History of Science from Princeton University, an MA in History of Science and Technology from the University of Minnesota, and a BA in History of Science and Medicine from the University of Chicago.  She has published widely on the history of biology, animal behavior studies, and science and film, and is the author of The Dancing Bees: Karl von Frisch and the Discovery of the Honeybee Language, published in 2016 by the University of Chicago Press and in 2018 (in German translation) with Czernin-Verlag.