Isabelle Marina Held is an interdisciplinary design historian. Employing an intersectional approach, she focuses on the body, fashion, materiality, and technology in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. During her Fellowship at Bard Graduate Center, she will be working on her forthcoming book, Atomic Bombshells: How Plastics Shaped Postwar Bodies, solicited by Duke University Press. The UK Arts and Humanities Research Council funded her PhD in history of design from the Victoria and Albert Museum and Royal College of Art. She has been awarded fellowships at the Smithsonian, Science History Institute, and Hagley Museum and Library. She has lectured at London College of Fashion, University for the Creative Arts, and the Royal College of Art and has curated exhibitions that explore design, science, material culture, and the body. Her writing is featured in publications including Design Issues, the Towner, Under the Influence, and Baron Books.