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Anna Young

Anna Young is a sixth year graduate student specializing in gender and early modern European cultural and social history. Her work concerns early modern medical and legal constructions of masculinity and the male body in connection to marriage, household authority, and cultural preoccupations surrounding generation and fertility. Using seventeenth- and eighteenth-century impotence suits from the court of the Officialité of Paris, her dissertation examines how female litigants and medical experts defined and interpreted the normative male body in a judicial context. She has received a Summer 2017 Research Award from the College of Arts and Sciences for research at the Archives Nationales in Paris, the Phi Alpha Theta Doctoral Scholarship, and a Folger Library Consortium Grant. She is also co-president of the Graduate History Association for the 2017-2018 year. She studies with Katie Crawford, Joel Harrington, and Lauren Clay.