Alexander Parry

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 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…

Joanna Behrman

Joanna Behrman is a PhD candidate in the Department of the History of Science and Technology at Johns Hopkins University. Her research work has included multiple projects at the intersection of gender and the history of science education. She is currently finishing her dissertation on the influence of women’s colleges on the history of women…

Morgan Shahan

Morgan Shahan is a PhD candidate in 20th Century U.S. history at Johns Hopkins University. As a social and cultural historian, she is broadly interested in the intersection of social movements, race and racism, and the carceral state. Her dissertation, tentatively entitled “Managing Deviancy: Parole, Prediction, and Carceral Development, 1895-1939,” concerns the development and evolution…

Sam Scharff

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

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…

Robert Wiley

Bob Wiley is interested in what processes and knowledge are essential to becoming an ‘expert’ in a particular domain, how is new knowledge represented in the mind/brain, and how does it interact with pre-existing knowledge.  To approach these questions, Bob uses both behavioral and neuroimaging research methods in conjunction with statistical models. Bob comes from a background…