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Laurel Daen

Assistant Professor of American Studies, University of Notre Dame.

Advisor: Karin Wulf
Year Graduated: 2016
Dissertation Title: The Constitution of Disability in the Early United States


Laurel Daen is the 2018–2020 NEH Postdoctoral Fellow at the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture. Her research focuses on disability, sickness, medicine, and health in the early Atlantic World. She has published articles in the Journal of the Early Republic and Early American Literature and received several fellowships, including long-term awards from the NEH, the Massachusetts Historical Society, the American Association of University Women, and now the Omohundro Institute. Laurel is currently working on a book about disability, authority, and the formation of the American nation state.