Deborah Weinstein

Debbie Weinstein
SPRING 2020 FACULTY FELLOW

Biography

Debbie Weinstein is Associate Professor of American Studies at Brown University. Her research focuses on historical and cultural studies of science and medicine in the United States, with particular attention to the human sciences, therapeutic culture, gender, race, and the body. At the Cogut Institute, Weinstein will be working on her current book project, “Human Nature at War: Culture and Conflict in Modern America,” which is under contract with Harvard University Press. Her book examines how the international conflicts of the long 20th century shaped the contours of scientific studies of human nature and how, in turn, theories of human nature were invoked to explain the century’s violent wars.