Lisa Haushofer

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Postdoctoral Fellow


Lisa Haushofer is a historian of science, food, and economic life. Her research examines the emergence of nutritional consumer products and their role in shaping the production of nutritional knowledge. Before coming to Culinaria, she received her PhD from the Department of the History of Science at Harvard University, and an MA from the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at University College London. She also holds an MD degree from the University of Witten-Herdecke, Germany, and worked as a resident dermatologist at Helios Klinikum Wuppertal, Germany. Lisa is the co-founder of Remedia, a collaborative blog project making high-quality scholarship in the medical humanities accessible to a wider audience. Her research has been supported, among others, by a Graduate Student Fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and a Haas Dissertation Fellowship at the Science History Institute (formerly the Chemical Heritage Foundation).