Christine Slobogin, PHD

Postdoctoral Fellow

My name is Christine (Christy) Slobogin, and I am an art historian working within the medical humanities and the history of medicine. I was most recently based in London having earned my PhD from Birkbeck, University of London last year. Broadly, my research focuses on nineteenth- and twentieth-century British medical visual culture. My current book project, preliminarily titled Plastics on Paper: Dickie Orpen and the Visual Culture of Second World War Plastic Surgery in Britain, uses feminist art history, archive theory, affect theory, and theories of humor to examine drawings and photographs of wartime reconstructive plastic surgery. I also just finished a short fellowship to start a new project on the visual history of anonymity in clinical photography from 1870 to 1955 in Britain and America. I’m actively involved in several art history and medical humanities networks in the UK, and I’m looking forward to carrying on my scholarly networking in the US. And in academia-adjacent projects, I’m co-host of “Drawing Blood,” a podcast on the intersections of the histories of art / visual culture, science, medicine, and the macabre. We’re about to wrap up our first season!