Research Interests: History of medicine; history of psychiatry; American history; women, gender, and sexuality studies; material culture; medicalizing difference.
Christopher Rudeen is a doctoral student in the History of Science Department. He is primarily focused on the history of psychiatry and psychiatric treatment in the United States and on psychiatric depictions of gender and sexuality. More broadly, he is interested in the history of American medicine, the intersection between medicine and law, and questions of race, gender, and sexuality. Outside of the history of science, Christopher’s interests include cooking shows, naps, and stand-up comedy. Prior to coming to Harvard, Christopher earned his bachelor’s degree from Yale, where he double majored in chemistry and the history of science, medicine, and public health.
BS., Chemistry, History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health, Yale University