Research Interests: Biomedicalization; health and illness; medical humanities; medical epistemology; history of medicine; history of biology; feminist science studies.
Emma is a PhD student in the History of Science department. She is interested in the intersection of human experience and medical/scientific knowledge, particularly how lay people interpret and internalize expert knowledge in light of their own lived experience. She graduated from Wesleyan University with high honors in the Science in Society Program and a double major in biology, where her senior thesis examined the controversy around chronic Lyme disease, focusing on gendered notions of illness.
BA., Science in Society and Biology, Wesleyan University