Teaching and Learning
Histories of Slavery, 'Race' and Medicine
Histories of Health and Medicine in the United States
Histories of American Slavery
Histories of the African American experience
Histories of the American South
Since joining the Department in autumn 2005 have taught, coordinated and contributed to a wide range and number of undergraduate and graduate modules. Have also supervised a large number of undergraduate dissertations on a extensive variety of topics exploring histories of bodies, disease, 'race', health, medicine, and slavery in the United States.
At Masters level teach on both the Cultural History and the International Slavery Studies pathways. Have supervised a large number MA dissertations exploring various cultural histories of bodies, disease, 'race', health and medicine in the United States and histories of American slavery.
Working with Graeme Milne, Alex Buchanan, Deana Heath and Celia Donert, am a co-supervisor for the following Phd students:
Beth Wilson (AHRC PhD studentship) 'Slavery and emotional health'
Nicholas Fuqua, 'Landscapes of Slavery in Liverpool and Charleston'
Louise Roberts (History GTA) 'Displayed people in a post WW1 Imperial context'
Working with Richard Huzzey (Durham University) and William Ashworth, was part of the supervisory team for:
Joe Kelly (ESRC CASE studentship, 2014) 'Supply Chains and Moral Responsibility: Slavery and Capitalism after British Emancipation' [completed 2017]
Working with Michael Tadman, was a co-supervisor for:
Andrea Livesey (ESRC PhD studentship), 'Sexual Violence in the Slaveholding Regimes of Louisiana and Texas' [completed August 2015]
Working with Mark Peel and Graeme Milne, was a co-supervisor for:
Emily Trafford (AHRC PhD studentship), ‘Where the Races Meet’:Racial Framing through Live Display at the American West Coast World’s Fairs, 1894-1916' [completed December 2015]
A few recommendations ...
Students interested in histories of slavery, 'race', the body and medicine might want to consult the following key works:
George J. Annas , The Rights of Patients (2nd edition, 1992 and 3rd edition, 2004)
Margo DeMello, Body Studies: An Introduction (2014).
Joe Feagin, Racist America (3rd edition, 2014).
Sharla Fett, Working Cures: Healing, Health, and Power on Southern Slave Plantations (2002).
Walter Johnson, Soul by Soul: Life Inside the Antebellum Slave Market (1999).
Susan Lederer, Subjected to Science: Human Experimentation in America Before the Second World War (1995).
Susan Reverby, Examining Tuskegee: The Infamous Syphilis Study and Its Legacy (2009).
Dorothy Roberts, Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty (1997).
Gillian Rose, Visual Methodologies (3rd edition, 2013).
Michael Sappol, A Traffic of Dead Bodies: Anatomy and Embodied Social Identity in 19th-Century America (2002).
Todd Savitt, Medicine and Slavery: The Diseases and Health Care of Blacks in Antebellum Virginia (1978).
Michael Tadman, Speculators and Slaves: Masters, Traders, and Slaves in the Old South (1996).
John Harley Warner and James Edmonson, Dissection: Photographs of a Rite of Passage in American Medicine: 1880-1930 (2009).