Danielle R. Picard is a Ph.D. candidate in Modern European history under the direction of Drs. Celia Applegate and Alistair Sponsel. Her dissertation examines the development of industrial psychology as a scientific discipline in Great Britain and its relationship to contemporary issues of labor, scientific discourse, and disability in interwar Europe.
Danielle’s research interests include the history of science, science communication, history of the body, disability studies, and the digital humanities. She holds a Master’s degree in History from the University of Rochester, and Bachelor’s degrees in History and Psychology from Rollins College.
In support of her dissertation research and travel, Danielle’s work has received funding from the National Science Foundation, the History of Science Society, the Central European History Society, the Herbert and Blanche Henry Weaver Fellowship, and the Binkley Graduate Education Fund.
Danielle is the recipient of a Robert Penn Warren Center Graduate Student Fellowship for AY 2017-18. She received a Graduate Teaching Fellowship with the Vanderbilt Center for Teaching for the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 academic years. She was a Fellow at the 2014 Mellon Institute in Digital and Public Humanities for Early Career Scholars. Previously, she served as Vanderbilt's HASTAC Scholar for the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy. In 2011, she received the Meyers Graduate Teaching Award and Willson Coates Book Prize from the University of Rochester.