Program: History of Science
Fields of Study: History of Medicine, History of Psychology, History of Childhood, Film History, European Intellectual History
Advisor: Katja Guenther and Keith Wailoo
I am a third year PhD student in the Program in the History of Science and a fellow in the Interdisciplinary Program in the Humanities. My dissertation project investigates the use of film as an epistemic medium in the history of child psychology and psychiatry. Broadly speaking, I am interested in cross-disciplinary discourses that engage with both the humanities and the sciences.
In 2010, I received an MSc with distinction from Imperial College, London, in the History of Science, Medicine and Technology. My thesis “The foundation of clinical thermometry: an explorative study in the history and philosophy of science” was awarded the prize for the best dissertation of the year. In 2010, I was also awarded a Doctor medicinae (equivalent to PhD in medicine) from the Charité, Berlin. My dissertation was realized in cooperation with the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre in London and investigated mechanisms of drug resistance in a neuroendocrine cell line. I graduated with an MD from the Charité in 2008. Subsequently, I worked as an assistant doctor in first internal medicine and then pediatrics.