Christopher Willoughby

Christopher Willoughby

Fellow in the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History
Christopher Willoughby
Christopher D. E. Willoughby (PhD, Tulane University, 2016) is a historian of Atlantic slavery and U.S. Medicine. As well as being a fellow at the Warren Center, this year, he is the Molina Fellow in the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences at The Huntington. His research examines the history of racial science and medical education in the United States and Atlantic World, as well as having additional research interests in the history of capitalism, imperialism, and slavery. At the Warren Center, he is beginning research on a new project entitled Collected Without Consent: How Capitalism, Imperialism, and Slavery Created Harvard Medical Schools's Collection of Racial Skulls, which examines medical schools' imbrication in the violence of the nineteenth-century global economy. With Sean Morey Smith, he is the editor of the forthcoming volume Medicine and Healing in the Age of Slavery (Louisiana State University Press, Fall 2021) and is finishing a monograph entitled Masters of Health: Racial Science and Slavery in American Medical Schools, which is under contract with the University of North Carolina Press. He has been a fellow at The Pennsylvania State University, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and Emory University, and he has published in popular and academic venues such as The Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, The Journal of Southern History, The New West Indian Guide, and The Washington Post.

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