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Occidental College
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late antiquity, medicine, health, healing, dress, performativity
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Dr. Upson-Saia’s early research was on religious dress and performativity in late antiquity. On this topic, she published two books: Early Christian Dress: Gender, Virtue and Authority (Routledge, 2011) and Dressing Judeans and Christians in Antiquity (Routledge, 2014).  More recently, her research focus has turned to medicine and healing.  With Dr. Heidi Marx (Univ. of Manitoba), Dr. Upson-Saia founded the international working group ReMeDHe (pronounced “remedy,” an acronym for Religion, Medicine, Disability, and Health in late antiquity), a group that provides a environment in which scholars can share knowledge, support one another’s research, and collaborate on scholarly projects. Dr. Upson-Saia’s own work in this area is focused on late ancient representations of bodily deformities (specifically, wounds and scars).

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