Jennifer Gunn, Faculty Fellow, Fall 2008
Jennifer Gunn (History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, Medical School): “Plains Practice: Rural Health and Medicine in the Upper Midwest, 1900-1950”
Gunn completed a chapter and the introduction in a forthcoming (2010) collaborative volume on global influenza with Tamara Giles-Vernick and former IAS fellow Susan Craddock, Influenza and Public Health: Histories and Dialogues for the Future. She also completed a conference paper, “Building the Rural Public Health Infrastructure from the Nurses Up, 1918-1950,” which has been solicited for publication by Nursing History Review. She is integrating work she did in during her fellowship into her Fall 2009 teaching of HMED 5033, “Women, Health, and History.” Most important in the semester were the stimulating interactions with other fellows, which were extremely useful and helped her to make bolder intellectual reaches in her work.