2017-2018: Medical Humanities

Hilary Buxton

Buxton photoHilary Buxton is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at Rutgers University.  Her work focuses on comparative histories of the body, race, and medicine in the British Empire.  Her dissertation, “Disabled Empire: Race, Rehabilitation, and the Politics of Healing Non-white Colonial Troops, 1914-1940” traces the intersecting histories of race, the medical sciences, and trauma care during the First World War.  Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Coordinating Council for Women Historians. In 2017-18, she holds a Rutgers SAS Mellon Dissertation Fellowship.

Areas of Interest: Modern Britain, colonial history, history of medicine, history of the body, disability studies.

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