Susan E. Brooks

Susan Brooks

Susan E. Brooks

seb284@msstate.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. student (History), Mississippi State University, 2015-current
  • Master of Arts in History, Mississippi State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Area in Wildlife Management, Murray State University
 

Research Interests

 • Modern United States History
 • History of Science and Medicine
 • Environmental and Agricultural History
 • Identity and Gender Studies

Publications

Publications:

• “Boll Weevils, Entomologists and Agriculture: Insect Rearing at Mississippi State University,” Journal of Mississippi History 73, no. 1 (Spring 2013): 14-32.

Presentations:

  • “Old Language and New Scripts: Media, Stereotyping and the Reconceptualization of Stigma toward Leprosy Patients,” to be presented at the Empire, Power, Identity, and Conflict (EPIC) conference, Millsaps College, September, 2016.
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  • “Flies, Boll Weevils, and Corn Borers: Insect Rearing for Agricultural Research,” presented at Thinking Land Grants: A "Cerebration" of the 150th Anniversary of the Morrill Land-Grant Act, Mississippi State University, October 2012.
 
  • Flies, Boll Weevils, and Corn Borers: Insect Rearing for Agricultural Research
    2012 International Insect Rearing Workshop
    Mississippi State University, October 2012
 
  • Leprosy Research in Louisiana During the 1970s                                                
    Southern Regional Conference for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine
    Auburn University, April 2012
 
  • The Great Armadillo Wars: Changing Disease Models in Hansen"s Disease Research
    Southern Association for the History of Medicine and Science
    University of Tennessee Medical Center, March 2011
 
  • The Inheritance of Acquired Traits: An Ideological Journey from Lamarck to Epigenetics
    Southern Regional Conference for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine
    Mississippi State University, April 2010

Professional Associations

 • History of Science Society
 • American Association for the History of Medicine
 • Mississippi Historical Society
 • Phi Alpha Theta

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