Brandy Schillace, PhD, is a historian, author, and presenter. She serves as Editor-in-Chief of BMJ’s Medical Humanities journal (London, UK), and Senior Research Associate and Public Engagement Fellow for the Dittrick Museum of Medical History. Brandy directs and speaks for CONVERSATIONS, a series of then-and-now history of medicine roundtables in Cleveland, Ohio, and gives related talks on the history of death and grief. Her media work includes appearances on public radio and local television, and most recently upon Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum season premier. Brandy has been an invited speaker for the University at Buffalo, University College of Dublin, Manchester University, the New York Academy of Medicine, Little Atoms Radio and various podcasts, PechaKucha and TEDxCLE. Recent books include DEATH’S SUMMER COAT, exploring cultural approaches to death and dying (2016), and CLOCKWORK FUTURES, a social history of technology and the “steampunk” aesthetics of invention (September 2017). In all her endeavors, Brandy seeks to uncover the human stories at the center of science and medicine, and to reveal the necessary and valuable collaboration of communities.
Hanna is a historian, a processing archivist, and a digital projects co-ordinator as well as a sometime book reviewer and blogger. She earned her B.A. in modern Irish history at Marlboro College (Marlboro, VT) and her M.A. in archives management and her M.A. in history from Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences (Boston, MA). She works as a part-time processing archivist at the Center for the History of Medicine at the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and is also the Project Co-ordinator for the Medical Heritage Library. In her free time, she is an enthusiastic amateur baker, author of fanfiction, crocheter, and budding calligrapher. Currently, her research interests are balanced between nineteenth century forensic science and late nineteenth/early twentieth century history of Britain in the Middle East with an eye to a possible original M/M romance novel.
Assistant to the Managing Editor
Elizabeth is an undergraduate student in Computer Science at Case Western Reserve University. She is an avid reader and a rabid Sherlockian with a strong interest in medicine (particularly pathology), and is trying her best to make the world of tech a more welcoming place for low-income people and the less technologically-inclined. On Dóisis, she assists with web development as well as submissions and contact.
Anna Clutterbuck-Cook is a queer feminist, historian, librarian, and writer. She earned her B.A. in Women’s Studies and History at Hope College and her M.A./M.L.S in History and Archives Management at Simmons GSLIS. She serves as Reference Librarian for the Massachusetts Historical Society and can be found online at @feministlib. Her research interests are in Protestant Christian communities’ responses to modernity, particularly to new understandings of gender, sex, sexuality, and race. When not reading, writing, or working at the reference desk, she can often be found quilting. She lives with her wife, Hanna, and their two cats, Christopher and Teazle, in Roslindale, Massachusetts.