Medicine, Science, and Humanities

Nicole Labruto

by Marian Robbins • August 23, 2021

Nicole Labruto is an assistant research professor in the Department of Anthropology. She received her BA in Anthropology and Philosophy from Mount Holyoke College, her MA in Cultural Anthropology from the New School for Social Research, and her PhD in History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology, and Society from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, during which […]


Jacob Moses

Jacob Moses, CMHSM Postdoctoral Fellow

by pendari • December 3, 2020

Jacob Moses, PhD, studies biomedicine and biotechnology in the 20th and 21st centuries, with a particular focus on issues of ethics and governance. His research and teaching interests include the history of medicine; science & technology studies; the history of emotions in science, technology, and medicine; medical decision-making; the history of surgery; gender, sexuality, and […]


Talia Katz

Talia Katz

by pendari • January 10, 2020

Talia Katz is a PhD student in the Department of Anthropology at Johns Hopkins University. Her research tracks the development and practice of psychodrama and drama therapy in Israel, considering how experiences of violence influence the production of psychiatric knowledge. More broadly, she is interested in how the concept of trauma is reconfigured in relation […]


Lindsey Grubbs

Lindsey Grubbs

by pendari • September 26, 2019

Lindsey Grubbs is a Hecht-Levi Postdoctoral Fellow at the Berman Institute of Bioethics. She holds a Ph.D. in English from Emory University, where she also obtained a certificate in bioethics. Grounded in the health humanities and feminist disability studies, her research and teaching focus on the literary and cultural history of medicine in America and […]


Catherine Freddo

Catherine Freddo

by pendari • September 26, 2019

Catherine Freddo is a Ph.D. candidate in German and Romance Languages and Literatures at Johns Hopkins University. She is based in the Italian section, where she focuses on the intellectual history of early modern Europe. Her dissertation, entitled “Vox Populi: Vernacular politics in early modern Italy”, explores the correlation between civic identity and vernacular language […]


Iro Filippaki

Iro Filippaki

by pendari • November 22, 2018

Iro Filippaki (pronounced Eero) is the Center’s inaugural postdoctoral researcher. Her role includes organizing Center events; working with the Director and faculty to develop new programs; liaising with faculty and trainees across multiple campuses of Johns Hopkins University; and developing online content for the Center’s online and social media presence, as well as conducting her […]


Sarah Roth

by pendari • September 10, 2018

Sarah Roth is a PhD student in Anthropology and trainee in genetic counseling at Johns Hopkins University. Her work bridges the social sciences and humanities, exploring the experiences of families and providers navigating shifting ethical and technological terrains in cancer care. She is currently an IRTA fellow at the National Institutes of Health. Also a […]


William Egginton

William Egginton

by pendari • July 5, 2018

William Egginton, PhD is the Decker Professor in the Humanities and Director of the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute. His research and teaching focus on Spanish and Latin American literature, literary theory, and the relation between literature and philosophy. Professor Egginton is the author of numerous books, including How the World Became a Stage (2003), Perversity and Ethics (2006), A Wrinkle in […]


Kat Haklin

by pendari • January 25, 2018

Kat Haklin is a PhD candidate in French Literature at the Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.  Her dissertation entitled “Espaces clos, espaces éclos: Enclosure in French Literature from Les Fleurs du Mal to Germinal” focuses on the concept of enclosure—defined as the perception of spatial surroundings that appear to close inwards—and demonstrates […]


David Shih Wu

by pendari • December 20, 2017

David Shih Wu, MD, is Director of Palliative Care at Johns Hopkins Bayview and Assistant Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine. After graduating from Yale with a B.A. in English, he completed medical training at Baylor College of Medicine, followed by Internal Medicine residency and Palliative Care fellowship at the University of Washington. […]