Beth Linker

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Beth Linker is an Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania in the Department of the History and Sociology of Science. Her research and teaching interests include the history of science and medicine, the body, gender, health policy, and disability. She is the author of  War’s Waste: Rehabilitation in World War I America (Chicago, 2011) which went on to to become the subject of a Ric Burns documentary titled A Debt of Honor in 2015. Linker is also the co-editor with Nancy Hirschmann of Civil Disabilities: Citizenship, Membership, and Belonging (Penn Press, 2014). Her next book, Slouch: The Rise and Fall of the American Posture Sciences, explores the rise of non-communicable epidemics in the twentieth century, using posture as a case study. In 2017, she was awarded the Lindback Award for Distinguised Teaching.

Department(s)

History and Sociology of Science

Executive Board Term End

S2018