Mia Levenson, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Mia Levenson is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the History of Medicine and the Center for Medical Humanities & Social Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. Her research examines how theatrical and performance cultures produced, proliferated, and circulated biomedical science as well as how these performances contributed to the formation of racial, national, and ethnic identities in the United States. She received her PhD in Theatre & Performance Studies from Tufts University. Her dissertation, Birthing “Utopia”: Performing Science and Popularizing Eugenics, 1904-1939, explores how eugenics spread through early twentieth century popular performances of scientific progress. Her work has been supported by the Massachusetts Historical Society, the Consortium for History of Science, Technology & Medicine, and the Center for the Humanities at Tufts University. You can find her work in Theatre TopicsTheatre JournalJournal of American Drama and Theatre, and Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism. For more information, visit MiaLevenson.com