Deborah Streahle

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PhD Candidate


I study the relationship between medicine, technology, and care in the United States. My dissertation focuses on the history of death care activism from 1960-2015, and explores how funeral reformers, lay and professional health care providers, and families of the dying and the dead activated their care to critique scientific, medical, and political meanings of death. In addition to archival research, I am also trained in oral history methods, science writing, podcasting, and museum work.