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University of Mississippi
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Early Modern, Britain, Midwifery, Medicine, Gender, Women, Scotland
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About Me

I completed my M.A. in history at the University of North Texas and I am currently doctoral candidate at the University of Mississippi working on a dissertation examining midwifery and childbearing in early modern Britain. My work shifts the focus of British history by focusing on Scotland as the center-point and comparing Scottish practices with those in England. Following the rise of the man-midwife, I consider how birth attendants negotiated and reshaped the gendered power structures that accompanied childbearing. In doing so I help to explain how birth shifted from social ritual to medical event.

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Expertise by Geography
British Isles, United Kingdom
Expertise by Chronology
3, 4, 6
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Medicine, Women