How can zombie bodies teach us about the inequities of the U.S. health care system?
“Bartleby, the Scrivener” is one of the most haunting 19th-century short stories. In this essay, I use a disability theory lens to uncover the true tragedy of the story.
My article on how Daniel Defoe uses oozing sores to comment about the importance of global community connections.
In this co-authored article (currently in progress), my colleagues and I propose our design for a targeted advertising campaign via streaming media that tries to get different stakeholders to adopt one or more specific practices for preventing antibiotic resistance. Our…
A work-in-progress. A proposed special issue of Journal of Victorian Culture, co-edited with Lakshmi Krishna that will explore the various ways Victorian experience with disease outbreak can help us locate best practices for our own 2020 moment.
In this academic article, I explore the way healthy carriers have posed unique public health ethics dilemmas since the early 20th century. I cover the case of Mary Mallon (labelled “Typhoid Mary”) to explore possibilities of ethical public health protocol…
In this essay, for the above proposed special issue on COVID-19, I argue that our legacy of unthinkingly aligning microbial and moral purity dates back to the development of germ theory in the 1880s.
Medical Humanities Research This co-edited volume of essays, Syphilis and Subjectivity: From the Victorians to the Present, considers how syphilis and understandings of it shaped how people have seen themselves over time, whether infected or not.
Medical Humanities Research How can our language expose our obsession with certain topics? How has disease infected our very language and thought? Co-edited with Lorenzo Servitje explores just this topic.
Medical Humanities Research This co-authored book explores how maternity advice has changed as it is filtered through new media sources, replacing it with face-to-face encounters.