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I am a historian of women’s health, with a special love of the nineteenth century.  I am an Assistant Professor in the history department at the University of New Mexico. My research interests center upon women’s bodies in the past, including pregnancy, miscarriage, contraception, sexuality, gender, infectious diseases, and social interactions. One of the larger themes I seem to gravitate towards is the connection between bodies and identities.

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First review of my new book by Rebecca Onion on Slate! “A new book shows the remarkable contrast between 19th-century women’s views of miscarriage and the loss-focused rhetoric of today.