PhD Student Department of History
MA, The College of William & Mary, 2019
BA, Vassar College, 2017
Field of Study:
History of Medicine; Sex, Gender, and Masculinity; Modern US
Winner of the Graduate Essay category of the 2021 W. Curtis Worthington, Jr. Essay Contest in the History of Health Sciences from the Waring Historical Library, Medical University of South Carolina for “A Partner in the Ballroom: Addressing the Emotional Impact of Testicular Prosthesis on Masculinity According to Medical Journals and Patient Experiences, 1941-2020.”
Selected Conference Presentations and Papers:
“A Partner in the Ballroom: Testicular Prosthesis and Masculinity in Medical Journals and Patient Experiences,” American Association for the History of Medicine Annual Conference, Saratoga Springs, New York, April 21-24, 2022.
“A Partner in the Ballroom: Addressing the Emotional Impact of Testicular Prosthesis on Masculinity According to Medical Journals and Patient Experiences, 1941-2020,” Waring Library Society, December 1, 2021.
Olivia is a PhD student who studies the history of medicine, as well as gender and masculinity. Her research focuses on the history of cancer and its intersections with gender, specifically looking at how masculinity is complicated and compromised by diagnosis and treatment of testicular cancer.