Fellow Spotlight

Fellow Spotlight: Heidi Hausse

Heidi Hausse received her PhD in History from Princeton University in 2016. Her research uses the hands-on practices of surgeons and artisans to explore life in early modern Europe, with a particular interest in the intersections of culture, medicine, and technology. Her book project, "Life and Limb: Technology, Surgery, and Bodily Loss in Early Modern Germany" examines surgical treatises and artifacts of prostheses to uncover a transformation in the way in which early moderns cut apart the body and worked to artificially put it back together. Her research has been supported by the American Council of Learned Societies, the Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine, and the Dr. Günther Findel-Stiftung Foundation. Dr. Hausse was the 2016-2017 Molina Fellow in the History of Medicine & Allied Sciences at the Huntington. She has articles published in The Journal of Early Modern History and The Sixteenth Century Journal.  >>

Fellow Spotlight: Christopher Florio

Christopher Florio received his PhD in History from Princeton University in 2016. His research interests include nineteenth-century United States history, intellectual and cultural history, transnational history, the history of capitalism, and the history of slavery and emancipation. His current project explores the interconnected histories of poverty and slavery across the United States and the British Empire during the mid-nineteenth century. An article stemming from this project was the recipient of the Louis Pelzer Memorial Award from the Organization of American Historians and was published in The Journal of American History. His research has been supported by the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation and by the History Project at Harvard University. >>

Fellow Spotlight: Max Mishler

Max Mishler received his PhD in History from New York University in 2016. His current book project, The Atlantic Origins of Mass Incarceration: Punishment, Abolition, and Racial Inequality,explores the intertwined history of slave-emancipation and the birth of the modern penitentiary in the Atlantic world.  >>

Fellow Spotlight: María González Pendás

María González Pendás received her PhD in Architecture History and Theory from Columbia University. Trained as an architect and a historian, González Pendás explores how architectural practices and designs intersect with politics, technologies, and culture, with a focus on processes of secularization during the second half of the twentieth century in the Iberian World.    >>