Books


  • Quarantine life from Cholera to Covid-19

    Quarantine life from Cholera to Covid-19

    COVID-19 Research

    In my debut mass-market book, I present ten different epidemics that history has grappled with in ten different chapters. Each chapter then has 3 “take-aways” for readers to use in discussing public health recommendations with their family, or in making their own decision, based in qualitative evidence of how societies have dealt with epidemics in the past. Published with Tiller Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. *NB: While this book draws on my research in this field, the text is for lay audiences, rather than academics specifically.

  • Kept from all contagion: Germ theory, disease, and the dilemma of human contact in late nineteenth-century literature

    Kept from all contagion: Germ theory, disease, and the dilemma of human contact in late nineteenth-century literature

    Medical Humanities Research

    This study of what infectious disease does to communities who are scared to be around each other has been called “a fascinating read…for anyone hoping to put our current predicament in historical context” by LSE Book Reviews.

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  • Motherhood in the digital age

    Motherhood in the digital age

    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.

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  • Infectious language

    Infectious language

    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.

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  • Syphilis and Subjectivity

    Syphilis and Subjectivity

    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.

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