PhD Durham University, Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease (CHMD) / Philosophy Department, funded by the Wolfson Research Institute
Thesis: The Human-Animal Boundary: Adding a New Perspective to the Pre-Modern History of the Nervous System
M. A. History/ English Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany Dissertation: Vivisection Investigated and Vindicated (1842): A Scientific Assessment of the Vivisection Controversy in Early Victorian Britain
Supervisor: Prof. Sabine Schuelting
MA History, funded by the Socrates Scholarship Scheme and the Department of History at Essex University, UK
Dissertation: Hidden Minorities: Immigrants in Mayhew's London
Supervisor: Dr Peter Gurney
Journal articles currently under review:
- 'A Brain Unfit for Speculation: Thomas Willis' Neuro- Anatomical Assessment of the Human-
Animal Boundary' - Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
- 'Allegories of Pain in H.G. Wells' The Island of Doctor Moreau' - The Wellsian
Journal Article: 'Constituting the human via the animal in eighteenth-century experimental neurophysiology: Albrecht von Haller's sensibility trials', Medizinhistorisches Journal 44 (2009), pp. 274-295. Constituting_the_human (last modified: 26 April 2011)
Journal Article: 'Ambivalente Analogien: Die Auslotung der Mensch-Tier-Grenze im neurophysiologischen Experiment des 18. Jahrhunderts', Traverse - Revue d'histoire 15:3 (2008), pp. 17-28.
Review: Michael J. Murray, Nature Red in Tooth and Claw: Theism and the Problem of Animal Suffering, Oxford University Press, 2008. Philosophical Writings 37 (Spring 2008), pp. 54-57.
British Society for the History of Science - Grant Report: 'Archival Research in Berne', BSHS Viewpoint 86 (June 2008).
CHMD Workshop Report: 'Representations of Early Modern Anatomy & the Human Body' (4th CHMD workshop, Durham University, 22/06/2007), published in Wellcome History Newsletter 36 (Winter 2007), The Gazette (Society for the Social History of Medicine Newsletter)44 (April 2008), and online at H-Net / H-Sci-Med-Tech, 31/07/2007 and H-Soz-u-Kult, 12/08/2007.
Editiorial work and translation: 'Henry Mayhew, Stadtethnograph. Eine historische Rekonstruktion'. Student project at the Institute of European Ethnology, Prof. Rolf Lindner, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin; solid & earth, 2003.
Conferences and Seminar Papers (Selection)
'Pain and the Human-Animal Boundary: What did Descartes really say?'; invited talk at Eidos seminar, Philosophy Department, Durham University
'Pets and Scientific Subjects: Considering the animal body in different environments'; invited talk at The Health and Welfare of the Manufactured Animal Workshop at Manchester University, UK
'Crossing Boundaries in the Life Sciences: Experiment and the Question of the Human-Animal Analogy'; 3- Society Conference (sixth joint meeting of the British Society for the History of Science, the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science, and the History of Science), Oxford.
'Constituting the human via the animal in eighteenth-century experimental neurophysiology: Albrecht von Haller's sensibility trials', CHMD workshop, Experimental Transactions: Science and the Human- Animal Boundary, Durham University
'Experimental Physiology and Beyond: Crossing the Species Boundary in Science' CHMD seminar, Durham University
Additonal and extra-curricular activities
Organiser of the Wellcome Trust funded 5th CHMD workshop Experimental Transactions: Science and the Human- Animal Boundary, Durham University, 24.06.2008 [http://www.dur.ac.uk/chmd/news/5thworkshop/report/]
Proof Reader for the Durham University Service for Students with Disabilities
Organiser of the History, Philosophy and Sociology of Science and Medicine (HPSSM) informal Postgraduate Seminar
Internship at the Landesarchiv Berlin
2010 (Michaelmas Term)
Junior Lectureship at Durham University, Philosophy Department; including Undergraduate Module Leadership and Teaching: History and Theory of Medicine (Lectures and Tutorials)/ Biomedical Ethics (Seminars) and Seminar Teaching, Essay Supervision and Marking for the Master's Programme in History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine
Seminars: 'The History of the Vivisection Debate' and 'Contemporary Debates on Animal Experimentation' ( Biomedical Ethics Module), Durham University, Philosophy Department
Lecture: 'Medicine and the Laboratory' and History and Theory of Medicine, (History of Medicine) Durham University, Philosophy Department
Seminar: 'Pain - the Language of the Body?' (History of the Body Module) at Durham University, Philosophy Department
2006/2007 and 2007/2008
Tutor for the History and Theory of Medicine Module, Durham University, Philosophy Dept.