I am a fifth-year doctoral candidate in the Department of the History of Science at Harvard University. I am also pursuing a secondary field in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality. My research focuses on the ways in which nontraditional materials and practices are used for defining “normality” and constructing the self. My dissertation, titled “Treating Clothes: Dress and the Sciences of Subjectivity,” explores the ways in which clothing was discussed and studied in the human sciences during the twentieth century as a means by which to produce objectivity in the study of selfhood. Full bio available here.