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MemberHeather Battles

…Edited Volumes

D. Ann Herring and Heather T. Battles, Eds. (2012) Ch2olera: Hamilton’s Forgotten Epidemics. Hamilton, Ont.: Dept. of Anthropology, McMaster University, http://hdl.handle.net/11375/14367

Refereed Journal Articles

Heather T. Battles (2020) Teaching anthropological demography through project- and service-based learning: Case study of …

I am an anthropologist specializing in historical epidemic disease. I am particularly interested in children and childhood disease and death, disability, and ’emerging’ diseases.

MemberPranab Chatterjee

I am a medical doctor, with training in Public Health, whose research interests focus on infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance. I have always had a love for the history of medicine (stemming probably from the fact that I am a graduate of the oldest teaching medical school in Asia) and now, it has grown to include the history of infections, epidemics and pandemics.

MemberJessica Cook

I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the English Department at UCLA, specializing in late eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British literature. My dissertation examines Victorian mnemonics, arguing that the intersection between nineteenth-century memory culture and Victorian poetry produced key elements of modern computing, including random-access memory, algorithms, software, and external memory.  More broadly, I also research topics including modern philosophy of consciousness, nineteenth-century literary and visual representations of London, 1790s radicalism, and conservative responses to the French Revolution. I am also interested in the history of epidemics and Victorian behavioral addiction. More broadly, I have experience working and researching in the field of museum education, and have particular interests in contemporary visual art and museum pedagogy.

MemberTyler Bradway

I am a scholar of contemporary literature, queer studies, affect, and experimental writing. Currently, I am Associate Professor of English and Graduate Coordinator at SUNY Cortland. I am the author of Queer Experimental Literature: The Affective Politics of Bad Reading (Palgrave, 2017) and co-editor of After Queer Studies: Literature, Theory, and Sexuality in the 21st Century (Cambridge, 2019). I guest edited “Lively Words: The Politics and Poetics of Experimental Writing,” a special issue College Literature (2019). My work has appeared or are forthcoming in venues such as GLQ, Mosaic, American Literature in Transition, 1980-1990, Textual Practice, Studies in the Fantastic, Postmodern Culture, Stanford Arcade, and The Comics of Alison Bechdel: From the Outside In. I am currently writing a book on queer narrative theory and co-editing, with Elizabeth Freeman, “Queer Kinship: Erotic Affinities and the Politics of Belonging” (Duke, under contract).

MemberGreg Hollin

My name is Greg Hollin and I’m a Wellcome Research Fellow based in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at The University of Leeds – before this I was a lecturer in social theory at the same school. Before that I was based in the Institute for Science and Society, University of Nottingham. I’m interested in the sociology of science and medicine and my work is largely focused around two areas. Firstly, I’ve studied the role of cognitive psychology and neuroscience in emerging diagnoses. Much of my research here has focused upon autism but my current project (see below) is examining Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in the context of contact sports. Secondly, I’m interested in new materialism and more-than-human research. I’ve examined these questions in relation to of the consolidation of Beagles as a breed of choice within laboratories but am also working on other cases.