Emma Wathen

Position title: TA: History of Science 133 with Professor Nelson

Email: ewathen@wisc.edu

Advisor: Susan E. Lederer and Judith A. Houck
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Emma Wathen


I study reproductive health in the United States in the early twentieth century. My research interests include medical experimentation on pregnant women, depictions of medicine in popular culture, and the pregnancy experiences of women with disabilities.


B.A., History & Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2017


  • History of Science, Medicine, and Technology

Selected Publications

  • Access Denied: Brigid McGuire vs. the University of Wisconsin-Madison.” Public History Project Blog, April 1, 2020.
  • “In Sickness and In Health?: Wisconsin’s Eugenic Marriage Law, 1913-1981.” ARCHIVE: An Undergraduate Journal of History 21 (May 2018): 61-85.
  • “Women, Good People, and Bad People: Women in Early Shanghai Cinema.” ARCHIVE: An Undergraduate Journal of History 19 (May 2016): 73-86.