Carmen Niemeyer

TA: History of Science 171, Professor Lederer

Advisor: Susan Lederer

Office: 4271 Mosse Humanities
Mailbox: 5046 Mosse Humanities
Phone: 608.890.3306
Office Hours: Thursdays 1:15-2:15 (in MSC 1149), Thursdays 4:00-5:00 (in 4271 Mosse Humanities)



My previous research focused on the legitimization of anatomy and medicine in 18th-century America and societal reactions to the burgeoning fields. This research manifested in a paper centered around the Doctors’ Riot of 1788 (“And What Say the Living? An Examination of Public Discussion of Anatomical Dissection Prior to the Doctors’ Riot of 1788.” Midwest Journal of Undergraduate Research (2015), 161-181). My continuing research path at UW has yet to be determined, but will fall within the realm of history of American medicine and anatomy studies prior to the Civil War era. Carmen is concurrently a Library and Information Studies masters student.


B.A., summa cum laude, History and Biology, Lycoming College, 2014


  • History of Science, Medicine, and Technology