Marjorie Senechal grew up in Lexington, Kentucky, and received a B.S. from the University of Chicago and M. S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Illinois Institute of Technology, all in mathematics.
Now Marjorie is the Louise Wolff Kahn Professor Emerita in Mathematics and History of Science and Technology at Smith College, Northampton, MA, and editor-in-chief of the international quarterly journal, The Mathematical Intelligencer. Her latest books are I Died for Beauty: Dorothy Wrinch and the Cultures of Science (OUP), and Shaping Space: Exploring Polyhedra in Nature, Art, and the Geometrical Imagination) (Springer), both 2013.
Earlier books include Crystalline Symmetries, Quasicrystals and Geometry, Long Life to Your Children! A Portrait of High Albania (with Stan Sherer), and American Silk, 1830-1930 (with Jacqueline Field and Madelyn Shaw).