Program: History of Science
Fields of Study: History of Medicine, History of Science, US Intellectual and Cultural History
Wangui studies the history of medicine and public health. She is particularly interested in the relationships between medical, racial, and statistical theories and changing ideas about mortality in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
In 2009, Wangui received an A.B. cum laude from Harvard in History and Science. Her thesis, “The New Emancipation: Birth Control in the Black Community and the Story of the Harlem Branch Birth Control Clinic” was awarded the Thomas T. Hoopes prize.