Podcast Episode 10 – Psychiatric Jim Crow

Disability History Association Podcast – Episode 10 (March 2019): Psychiatric Jim Crow

Ayah Nuriddin (Johns Hopkins University) discusses the history of Maryland’s Crownsville State Hospital.


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Ayah Nuriddin is a PhD candidate in the Department of the History of Medicine, and Graduate Fellow in the Center for Medical Humanities and Social Medicine​ at Johns Hopkins University. For this academic year (2018-19), she is a Dissertation Fellow at the Consortium for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine (CHSTM). She holds a Masters in History and Masters of Library Science (MLS) from the University of Maryland, College Park. Her dissertation, entitled “Liberation Eugenics: African Americans and the Science of Black Freedom Struggles, 1890-1970,” analyzes African American engagement with eugenics, hereditarian thought, and racial science as part of a broader strategy of racial improvement and black liberation. ​She can be reached via email at anuridd1@jhmi.edu or on Twitter @AyahNerd.

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