Interests: Writing and communication in the health sciences and health humanities. Multimodal teaching and learning.
health humanities, disability studies, Deaf studies, literary approaches to bioethics
Health Humanities, Disabiility studies, Borderland conditions, Narrative Medicine, Poetry
rhetoric of health and medicine, feminist science studies, feminist theory, health humanities, feminism and rhetoric, technical communication, literacy communities, women’s studies
I am a historian of medicine and disability at University of Illinois at Chicago. I am faculty in the Department of Medical Education in the College of Medicine (Health Humanities) and in the Department of Disability and Human Development in the College of Applied Health Sciences.
I am Associate Professor of English at Texas A&M University and Associate Director of the Glasscock Center for Humanities Research. I completed a PhD in English at University of California, Davis, and a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Centre for Humanities and Health, King’s College London. My first monograph, Exploring Victorian Travel Literature: Disease, Race and Climate, was published in 2014 by Edinburgh UP, and my forthcoming book is titled Malaria and Victorian Fictions of Empire (Cambridge UP, 2018). I teach courses in Victorian literature, literature and medicine, the Health Humanities, and women’s travel writing. I convene the Health Humanities Seminar at the Glasscock Center and a grant on “Global Health and the Humanities.”
I received my PhD from the Department of English at the University of Toronto where, over the course of my degree, I participated in the transdisciplinary collaborative program “Health Care, Technology, and Place.” In addition to earning recognition for my scholarship and teaching in literature, I have also had a productive career as a researcher in geriatric medicine. My research and teaching center on nineteenth-century British literature and culture, age studies, and humanistic approaches to health and the human body. As of July 2014 I’ll be joining the University of Toronto Scarborough as Assistant Professor of Health Studies, where I am the lead developer and instructor of a new undergraduate course-cluster in “health humanities.” You can contact me at my current institutional email acharise [a t] utsc.utoronto.ca
I am an assistant professor in the Department of English and Modern Languages and the Honors College at Lamar University, where I teach a variety of courses, including Freshman Composition, British Literature, Ethics and Literature, and Health Humanities. I have also held two administrative positions (Writing Center Director and Director of Lamar’s Quality Enhancement Plan) and am active in Lamar University’s faculty development program. Since 2014, I have served on the Editorial Board for Survive and Thrive: A Journal of Narrative as Medicine.
I teach and write about narrative medicine and health policy. I am also a nurse and a writer of narrative nonfiction with the aim of humanizing health care through narrative advocacy/policy narrative.
history of science, French language and literature, human-animal studies, textbooks and education, cookery manuals, medical humanities, ancien regime, eighteenth-century studies