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. She curates the ongoing film series "Science on Screen" that pairs screenings of rarely-seen films with conversations between scientists and filmmakers that offer new perspectives on both film and scientific subject matter. Sonia has lectured internationally about the intersection of science and film.
Sonia is a founding mentor at the New Museum's organization NEW INC for practitioners working with art, technology, and design. 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 is currently a Master's candidate in Experimental Humanities at NYU.