Alicia Petersen

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Research interests: 

History of science and medicine; history of the body; book history; early modern England and France


Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, Alicia received a BA in History and a BS in Biomedical Sciences from the University of South Florida in 2014. Following graduation, Alicia moved to Washington, DC, where she spent 4 years working at a nonprofit in higher education. At Yale, Alicia’s research addresses how knowledge is transformed by the medium through which it is transmitted. Specifically, Alicia studies how Renaissance customs governing print production and consumption shaped knowledge about the human body that was circulating in print in England and France. She is interested in how print as a technology allowed for new and more widespread interactions with human bodily interiors.