Joelle M. Abi-Rached, MD, MSc, PhD, is currently Lecturer in History of Science at Harvard University as well as an Associate Researcher at the Paris Institute of Political Studies. She previously held a postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University’s Society of Fellows, and was an invited researcher at the Ecole Normale Supérieure and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. She earned her Medical Doctorate from the American University of Beirut, an MSc in philosophy and public policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a PhD in history of science from Harvard University. Her work focuses on the social, political, ethical and economic aspects of medical and psychiatric practices, public health, and global health. She co-authored with Nikolas Rose Neuro: The New Brain Sciences and the Management of the Brain (Princeton University Press, 2013). Her recent book, ‘Asfuriyyeh: A History of Madness, Modernity, and War in the Middle East (MIT Press, 2020), received the Jack D. Pressman-Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Development Award in 20th Century History of Medicine or Biomedical Sciences awarded by the American Association for the History of Medicine.

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