Laura Luepke

Visiting Assistant Professor
Program in the History of Medicine
Diehl Hall 525B
+1 612 624 6343
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I am a historian of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American medicine working on the intersections of medical professionalization, gender, race, sexuality, religion, and empire. My scholarship considers how practices often understood to be extraprofessional, namely social reform activism, factored into physicians’ efforts to claim professional belonging and authority. My current research project is an examination of these issues through a dual biography of two leading physicians in Progressive Era prostitution reform, Katharine C. Bushnell and Prince A. Morrow.