I am a Ph.D. in Transatlantic History from the University of Texas at Arlington. My dissertation, Cornflakes, God, and Circumcision: John Harvey Kellogg and Transatlantic Health Reform, focuses on Dr. John Harvey Kellogg as a conduit between the health reform movements of Europe and North America in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. I utilize the method of intercultural transfer within the context of health reform to place Kellogg within a transatlantic space, and demonstrate the connections and transfer of knowledge between European health reforms and their United States’ counterparts.
The fields of my Comprehensive Exam (which I passed in May 2016) were very broad in their scope. I studied Intercultural Transfer, Relics and Pilgrimage in Medieval Europe, and Honor and Violence in Renaissance and Early Modern Europe.
This blog serves as a platform for my work, but also as a commentary on my experiences and thought processes during the completion of my dissertation and after. Feel free to comment or ask questions. I will do my best to answer them as soon as possible.