Katie Schroeder is a PhD candidate at Case Western Reserve University working at the cross-sections of medical and environmental history. Her current research project unpacks an all-but-forgotten public health crisis in the mid-nineteenth century that shaped early American perceptions of nuisance law, health and property rights, and the unequal distribution of harms. Examining quarantine as infrastructure, she underscores the influence of local politics, urban development, and changing spatial dynamics in the New York Harbor. Other research interests include death studies, historical geography, and bioethics.
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