Debbie WeinsteinAssistant Professor of American Studies
Debbie Weinstein is a historian of modern American science and medicine. Her research and teaching interests include the history of medicine, psychiatry, and the human sciences; gender and sexuality studies; and visual culture studies. She received her Ph.D. in the History of Science from Harvard University. Her book, The Pathological Family: Postwar America and the Rise of Family Therapy, was published by Cornell University Press in 2013. She served as director of the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program and associate director of the Pembroke Center at Brown prior to joining the department of American Studies.
Alan Heimert Prize for Excellence in Teaching, History and Literature, Harvard University (2008)
John Burnham Early Career Award, Forum for the History of the Human Sciences (2002)
Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, Harvard University (1998)
Phi Beta Kappa, Brown University (1993)
American Association for the History of Medicine
American Historical Association
American Studies Association
History of Science Society
Organization of American Historians
Debbie Weinstein teaches courses on the social study of medicine and disease in the US, women's and gender history, disability studies, and feminist and queer theory.
AMST 1601 - Health and Healing in American History. Spring 2016, Fall 2016.
AMST 1800 - Honors Seminar. Spring 2016.
AMST 1905N - War and the Mind in Modern America. Fall 2015, Fall 2016.
BIOL 1920C - Social Contexts of Disease. Fall 2014.
GNSS 1960B - Health and Healing in American History. Spring 2014.