Participant Info

First Name
Katrin
Last Name
Schultheiss
Affiliation
George Washington University
Website URL
https://history.columbian.gwu.edu/katrin-schultheiss
Keywords
France, modern Europe, women, medicine, psychology, nineteenth century Europe
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About Me

I am an associate professor and chair of the History Department at George Washington University.  My research centers on the cultural, social, and political history of nineteenth and early twentieth century France with a particular focus on the history of medicine, psychology, and gender as well as broader cultural and political themes. My first book was entitled Bodies and Souls: Politics and the Professionalization of Nursing in France, 1880-1922. I am currently completing the manuscript of a book called “Edge of Reason: Mind, Brain, and Body in the Age of Charcot.” As a department chair, I am also interested in issues concerning the state of higher education especially those that touch on the experiences of women.

Recent Publications

“Ghost Advising,” Chronicle of Higher Education, March 4, 2018.

Various articles and book reviews on French history, polar exploration, Dreyfus Affair.

Bodies and Souls: Politics and the Professionalization of Nursing in France, 1880-1922 (Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press, 2001)

 

 

Media Coverage
Country Focus
France
Expertise by Geography
France
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, Modern, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Higher Ed, Medicine, Politics, Women, World War I