Author: Emily Webster

Dr. Emily Webster (she/her) is a review editor for EHN. She's an Assistant Professor in the History and Philosophy of Health and Medicine at Durham University. Her research focuses on the ecology of historical epidemics, drawing on contemporary biology and ecology alongside traditional historical methods to tell multi-species, multi-scalar histories of infectious disease that ground humans in their physical environments. She is currently working on her book project, "Infectious Ecologies: A Biological History of Epidemics in the Urban British Empire," and a series of articles that examine the relationship between historical ecology and geographies of knowledge in the 19th century British imperial periphery.