Program: History of Science
Fields of Study: History of Medicine, History of Science, African American History
Wangui is a first year PhD student working on American history of medicine during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Her research focuses on changing ideas of disease, race, and the role of public health. She also maintains interests in vital statistics and comparative medical practice and discourses.
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.