HAROLD BRASWELL is a doctoral student in Culture, Science & History in Emory University’s Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts. He has published academic articles in Social Science and Medicine, the American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience, and the Journal of Medical Humanities. His essay “In Search of a Wide-Angle Lens” was named one of the winners of the Hastings Center Report’s Young Scholar Essay Contest. His article “Can there be a Disability Studies Theory of ‘End-of-Life Autonomy’” was co-winner of the Society for Disability Studies’ Irving K. Zola Award for Emerging Scholars in Disability Studies. His dissertation examines the conception of death in the US hospice tradition.
CLAIRE CLARK is a dual degree candidate in Behavioral Sciences (MPH) and Culture, Science & History (PhD) at Emory University. Her research, which concentrates on cultures of addiction and recovery in the United States, brings historical methods to bear on contemporary public health issues. Her dissertation explores the influence of the 1960s counterculture on the development of the addiction treatment industry.

Faculty Advisor

KEVIN CORRIGAN is the Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Interdisciplinary Humanities as Emory University and the head of Emory’s center for interdisciplinary scholarship, the Institute of the Liberal Arts. An expert in Platonic and neoplatonic philosophy, Corrigan received his PhD in Classics and Philosophy from Dalhouisie University in 1990. He has written and edited over eleven books on ancient thought, and has published widely in the fields of religion, literature, history, and patristics. He is currently at work on a book addressing the relevance of neoplatonic thought to contemporary dilemmas in ecology and sustainability.

Web Editor

JOSH HONN is Digital Scholarship Fellow at the Center for Scholarly Communication & Digital Curation, Northwestern University.


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