Message from the DHA Board

Sara Scalenghe is rotating off as DHA Treasurer. We thank her for her service over the past two years and we wish her the best on her upcoming research sabbatical, during which she hopes to start writing a book about disability in modern Lebanon and Syria. We warmly welcome Kathleen Brian as our new Treasurer. Kathleen earned her M.A. (2009) and Ph.D. (2013) in American Studies from George Washington University. After completing a post-doctoral appointment as Visiting Professor of American Studies at George Washington, she became, and currently serves as, a Lecturer in Liberal Studies at Western Washington University. Her work has appeared in the History of Psychiatry and Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies, and is forthcoming from the Bulletin of the History of Medicine. While continuing work on her first book project, Where Ends Meet: Suicide and Eugenics in America, she is co-editing, with James Trent, a volume on historical intersections of disability and masculinity that is forthcoming from Oxford University Press (2017). She serves as co-editor of H-Disability and H-Eugenics, and has held fellowships with the Cultural Resource Division of the National Park Service and the Pennsylvania Area Consortium for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine.