Graduate Fellows

A student

Brooke Lansing

Brooke Lansing

by pendari • November 3, 2020

Brooke Lansing is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at Johns Hopkins University. Her dissertation, entitled “With the Strictest Confidence: Abortion and Contraception in Nineteenth-Century New York City,” explores women’s perspectives on reproductive control, and the gender politics behind its increasing restriction, from 1839-1878. Her study is drawn from largely never-before-studied court records […]


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 […]


Alexander Parry

Alexander Parry

by pendari • September 12, 2019

Alex received his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and his M.A. from the Literary and Cultural Studies program at the University of Oklahoma. His previous research analyzed how the domestic reformer Catharine Beecher combined religion and physiology to provide health advice for nineteenth-century American women. He has also examined how the turn-of-the-twentieth-century […]


Durgesh Solanki

Durgesh Solanki

by pendari • September 12, 2019

Durgesh Solanki is a PhD student in the Sociology department. His research interests lie in medical sociology, urban inequality, empire, and the comparative study of caste and race. Durgesh’s current work examines the relationship between colonialism and the development of sanitation systems in the spread and management of plague epidemics in the late 19th and […]


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 […]


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 […]


Sam Scharff

by pendari • November 28, 2017

I am currently working as an MD PhD student at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where I am developing my skills as a clinician, researcher, and educator. After completing my PhD dissertation, I will return for my final year of medical school and will apply to clinical residency programs. My research focuses on the […]


Ayah Nuriddin

by pendari • November 15, 2017

Ayah Nuriddin is a PhD candidate in the Department of the History of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, and a graduate fellow in the Center for Medical Humanities and Social Medicine. She holds a Masters in History and Masters of Library Science (MLS) from the University of Maryland, College Park. Her dissertation analyzes African American […]