Alicia Petersen

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PhD Student
Research Areas: 
History of medicine; women’s reproductive health; history of the body; early modern England and France


Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, Alicia received a BA in History and a BS in Biomedical Sciences from the University of South Florida. Following graduation, Alicia moved to Washington, DC, where she interned with the National Museum of the United States Navy. She remained in DC for the next four years, which she spent working at a nonprofit in higher education.  Currently, Alicia’s studies at Yale are centered on cultural perceptions of the body during the early modern period. Alicia is particularly interested in both women’s health and the ways in which bodies were experienced among the elite in 18th-century England and France.