I am a PhD Candidate in History at the University Minnesota. My dissertation looks at the transition from female-led midwifery to man-midwifery in early America and the Anglo-Atlantic World. I consider myself to be both an early Americanist and an Atlanticist. My work consistently falls under the category of "Women's History"--I am interested in how the increased popularity of man-midwives changed how female midwives practiced and how expectant women received care. I aim to place the story of this transition within the Anglo-Atlantic context. Because of the subject matter I am focused on, I am also interested in early modern medicine, particularly as it relates to the care of women, and the history of the body.
Hannah Smith is a PhD Candidate in History at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.