University of Wisconsin–Madison


Emer’s research interests are in the history of medicine and public health in twentieth-century America. Specifically, she is interested in medicine in popular culture; the intersections of class, gender, and race in medicine and public health; health activism; and the visual culture of health.


M.A., History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2014
B.A., Heath and Societies major, Bioethics concentration, Hispanic Studies minor, University of Pennsylvania, 2011

MA Title

  • The Changeling: Beauty in the Formation of Autism. Advisor: Richard C. Keller. (completed 2014)