Carla Bittel, Ph.D.

Ph.D., Cornell University, 2003.
M.A., Cornell University, 1999.
B.A., University of California, Davis, 1995.



  • Contemporary America; Health and Disease in American Culture
  • Gender, Technology, and the Body
  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Modern U.S. Women’s History; History of Childhood.


Carla Bittel, PhD
Carla Bittel specializes in nineteenth-century U.S. history. Her research focuses on gender issues in the history of medicine and science; she has examined the history of women’s health,
women physicians, and the role of science in medicine. Her new research explores gender and phrenology in antebellum America

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