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Teaching Fellow, University of Chicago

I currently have a full-time postdoctoral appointment as a Teaching Fellow at the University of Chicago in both the Divinity School and the College where I teach such courses as "Religion, Medicine, and the Experience of Illness," "Religion and AIDS," and "Indigenous Religions, Health, and Healing." As a recent doctoral graduate of the University of Chicago Divinity School with a focus on religion and medicine, my research draws from the cross-disciplinary intersection of historical theology, the history of medicine, and medical ethics. I track the combination of leprosy, religious belief, and public health paradigms from the Middle Ages to contemporary America while centering the experiences of Indigenous leprosy sufferers in the deeply colonized space of 19th- and 20th-century Molokai, Hawaii.

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    Teaching Fellow, University of Chicago