Graduate Students

Unless otherwise noted, contact students via email by adding email usernames listed below to:

Name, Prior Degrees, and Research Interests

Joelle M. Abi-Rached, M.Sc., London School of Economics; M.D., American University of Beirut

History of medicine; History of the brain/mind sciences ('psy' and 'neuro' sciences); Madness and insanity; (Post) Colonial Psychiatry; Memory science; Memory and Trauma; Memory politics; Post-war discourses; War and Medicine; History of the modern middle east/near east; Ethics; Epistemology; Historiography; Philosophy of History; Political Philosophy; Global Health; Identity politics

Leena Mehreen Akhtar, BA, Carnegie Mellon University; MA, University of London; Adv. Cert., New York University

Noam Andrews, MRes., The London Consortium; RIBA Part 3 (Postgraduate Diploma); AA Diploma, Architectural Association; B.F.A., Cornell University

The development of visual and material cultures within science, including the role of models/instruments/inscriptions/graphical systems in the visualization of scientific research, the emergence of spatial paradigms, and the reciprocal relationship between literature and the scientific imaginary.


Tal Arbel, M.A., Tel Aviv University


Leah Aronowsky, BA, Wesleyan

Historiography of medical technology; imaging technologies and visual analysis.


Katie (Ericksen) Baca, A.B., Harvard

Women's engagements with 19th century science; early evolutionary theories.

Jerome Baudry
Margarita Boenig-Liptsin

Stephanie Dick, B.A., University of King's College
M.A., University of Toronto

History of mathematics and computer science, their interfaces, material culture, and practices in the 19th through 21st centuries.


Connemara Doran, A.M., Harvard University; A.B., Harvard University




Cara Kiernan Fallon

Megan Formato, B.A., Amherst College

20th c. physics; Niels Bohr and the Bohr atomic model; science as a literary practice; relations between literature and science.

Ardeta Gjkola

Danielle Hallet, BA, MA, University of British Columbia

History of science journalism


Emily Harrison, M.Sc., Harvard Univ.School of Public Health; AB, Harvard College

Emily Harrison works on modern public health and medicine in the global context. Themes include chronic disease, health and development, and caregiving.


Lisa Haushofer

History of disease and public health, history of global health and international health organizations.


Kathryn Heintzman, BAH, MA, Queen's College

History of psychiatry; history of race/gender/sexuality


Devin Kennedy, A.B., Princeton

History of medicine; Visual and material cultures of science; Media history of the body since Vesalius; Continental philosophy.


Jessica Kovler, BA, Yale College; MA, Columbia University

Jessica Diller Kovler is an editor and researcher who has published articles on health and medicine in many publications, including the New York Times and Discover magazine. She has performed applied public health research for the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS at Yale University. Her research interests include the history of medical ethics in the 20th century, social constructs of disease and contagion models, and criminalization of the ill. She is currently working on her first book.


Yan Liu


Wythe Marschall,B.A., Bennington College; M.F.A., Brooklyn College

History of medicine; science and science fiction; biomedical ethics and advertising; synthetic biology and futurism; bioart.


Allyssa Metzger, BA, College of New Jersey; MA, Northeastern

Medieval Arabic and Latin philosophy and science, particularly astronomy/astrology in Iberia


Ion G. Mihailescu, B.A., Columbia University

History of physics (particularly theoretical high-energy physics), early modern history and popularization of science.


Deirdre Moore, BA, Dalhousie University

Deirdre Moore is interested in the relation between the soul and the body in late antiquity.

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Florin-Stefan Morar

Alexander More, A.B., Washington University; A.M., Harvard University

The origins of welfare policy.


Evgeny Morozov, BA, American University in Bulgaria

The irreducible materiality and the cultural mentalities of technological change, particularly as seen in his object of choice, the internet.


Jacob Moses, A.B., Vassar

Biomedical ethics; history of biotechnology; synthetic biology, regulation of science; digital & theatrical production.

Elias Nelson, BA, Shimer College

History of physics, the relationship between science and religion, and the relationship between the science and humanities disciplines


Yvan Prkachin, BA, University of Northern British Columbia; MA, University of Guelph

The Canadian neuroscientist Donald Hebb and the origins of the field of “physiological neuroscience”


Christina Ramos, B.A. University of California, Davis
M.A., Duke Universit

Early modern medicine; gender and the body; history of the book.


Miriam Rich, BA, Swarthmore

Social and cultural history of medicine in
the U.S. as it relates to gender and race


Paolo Savoia, University of Bologna,
University of Pisa

History of European Renaissance Medicine; Social and Cultural History of Sixteenth-Century Surgery and Anatomy; History of Medieval and Early Modern Dietetics; Historical Epistemology.


Laura Lee Schmidt

Social history of labor; history of technology; positivism in science; natural philosophy; history of physics; Postwar development and progress narratives; modern Middle Eastern history; Islamic and Baroque art and architecture; Marxism; history of the Left; poetry


Jenna Tonn

Jennifer van der Grinten

History of medicine and the body, especially dermatology, psychology, and biophysics. Focus on the work of Wilhem Reich, bioelectricity, and the physiology of orgasm.


Daniel McAllister Volmar, B.A., University of California, Berkeley

History and philosophy of science, relationship between mathematics and physics.

Oriana Katharine Noor Walker, B.A., Reed College

Anna Yermakova, B.Sc., Northwestern; M.Sc., Oxford