Alexandra L. Fleagle
Entered the program in 2013
C.V.:Alexandra L. Fleagle's C.V.
I study the social history of medicine prior to 1920. More specifically, I am interested in the histories of health and sexuality, the intellectual and social construction of disease categories, and medical infrastructure, especially children’s hospitals and extramural medical schools. Geographically, my work encompasses both United States and British history, and I hope to mature into more sophisticated transnational work throughout my graduate and professional careers. I received my B.A. in History with a minor in Geology from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts. My undergraduate senior independent study was published in 2012 in the journal Limina as “Neurasthenia: Science and Society in the American Victorian Era.” I hold an MSc. in Gender History from the University of Edinburgh (UK), where I worked with Drs. Gayle Davis and Louise Jackson on a project on children’s health using the archives of the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow. Prior to enrolling at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, I proudly served on the AmeriCorps team at Providence Children’s Museum in Providence, RI, designing and teaching afterschool science enrichment programs at community centers in underserved neighborhoods in Providence and nearby cities.
M.A., History of Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2016
M.Sc. (with Distinction), Gender History, University of Edinburgh, 2012
B.A. (Magna cum Laude), History major/Geology minor, Mount Holyoke College, 2011
Title: Untouchable Innocents: Children, Healthcare, and Congenital Syphilis in Britain and France, 1850-1915. Advisor: Susan E. Lederer. (completed 2016)