Research Interests: Infectious diseases; twentieth-century medicine; modern Russian history; medicine and empire; women's reproductive health; medical education; emergency care; public health policy
Molly Walker is a third year PhD candidate in History of Science from Atlanta, Georgia. She is interested in studying colonialism and neocolonialism through the lens of infectious disease. Her current research focuses on the social meanings and uses of malaria, plague, and HIV/AIDS in the Soviet Union. As an undergraduate at Davidson College, she wrote a history thesis on the 1918 influenza pandemic in Freetown, Sierra Leone and a French thesis on the 1914 plague epidemic in Dakar, Senegal.
BA., History, French, Davidson College