Lindsey Grubbs

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…

Iro Filippaki

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…

Lauren Small

Lauren Small is a writer and novelist with strong interests in social justice, narrative medicine, and the history of psychiatry. She earned a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Master’s degrees in French and German at the Johns Hopkins University. She has taught French, German, English, literature and creative writing. Her scholarly work has appeared in…

Kamna Balhara

Dr. Kamna Balhara, MD, MA, is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Assistant Program Director of the emergency medicine residency program at Johns Hopkins. She practices clinically in the emergency departments at Hopkins and Bayview. Her research interests include graduate medical education, patient safety and access to care, and the medical humanities. She is…

William Egginton

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

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…

Lakshmi Krishnan

Lakshmi Krishnan earned her MD from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and her DPhil (PhD.) in English Literature from the University of Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. Her dissertation was on the transgressive poetics and prose practices of Victorian poet A.C. Swinburne and his relationship to genre. She completed a residency…

Marian Robbins, Program Coordinator

Marian earned her BA in Anthropology from Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland as well as her MA in Folk Studies from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Her passion for culture, context, and history led her to serve as the Project Coordinator & Staff Folklorist for the 2013 Chesapeake Folk Festival where she highlighted the…