Adam Biggs, PhD
Adam Biggs is a recent graduate of the American Studies program at Harvard University and is on leave from an appointment as an Instructor of African American Studies and US History at the University of South Carolina Lancaster. His research interests include African American history, civil rights activism, and the history of medicine. His current research project, Stranges Cures: Black Doctors, Harlem Hospital, and the New Negro in American Medicine, 1919-1935, explores the desegregation of Harlem Hospital and examines the ways black doctors used professional medicine as a tool to advocate for racial improvement in the early twentieth century.
As a postdoctoral fellow, he will be working with Kim Gallon and Jeremy Greene on the Black Beyond Data project and helping to organize a conference on the history of race and racism in academic medical institutions.