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Holly Tucker

Holly Tucker, Ph.D.

Professor, Dept of French & Italian
(College of Arts & Science)
Professor, Center for Biomedical Ethics & Society
(VU School of Medicine)


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Tucker’s research interests are in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century medicine and culture. She is author of three books: Blood Work:  A Tale of Medicine & Murder in the Scientific Revolution, Pregnant Fiction: Childbirth & the Fairy Tale in Early-Modern France , and SLA and the Literature Classroom: Fostering Dialogues (with Virginia Scott). She is currently writing a narrative history about terror and the fate of science in Revolutionary France.

In addition to her books and academic articles, Tucker’s writing also has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New Scientist, Scientific American online, the Christian Science Monitor, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

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