I am an historian who focuses broadly on the study of German and European History, the History of Medicine and the Body, and the History of War and Society. In particular, I enjoy researching how industrial warfare has impacted science and medicine in European history from the late nineteenth century through 1945. My publications examine WWI Germany, the history of disabled veterans, and the development of rehabilitation and artificial limbs. I am currently looking at food and gender during the First World War. I teach courses on Modern German history, History of the First World War, Medical History, War and Medicine, and Epidemics.
Fall 2016 Office Hours:
Tues and Thurs: 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Or by appointment only (use Starfish)
Modern Germany; History of Medicine and War; World War I; Disabled Veterans; Disability Studies– History & Policy; gender, technology, and the body.
My research focuses on the impact of war on medicine, population health, and public policies. My first book examines how the First World War transformed disability medicine and policy. I am currently working on several projects:
Feeding War looks at the gendered impact of war on nutrition, public health and the national foodscape.
In the Grip of Defeat examines the impact of war and revolution on disease control and public health.
I am also working on a study of German prisoners of war in North Carolina.
Ph.D., Indiana University
M.A., Indiana University
B.A., Vanderbilt University