Danielle Picard serves as Vanderbilt University's 2013-2014 HASTAC Scholar for the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy. She is a Ph.D. candidate in Modern European history. Her dissertation, "Automaton Culture: The Recalibrating Mankind in Interwar Europe," explores the cultural history of technology surrounding automata and robots in Germany and Great Britain in the aftermath of the Great War. Her work examines the intersection of science, policy, and culture. Before entering academia, she worked in the technology industry wearing many different hats including programmer, graphic designer, and web designer.