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Phone: (615) 343-1720
300 Calhoun Hall

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Thursdays 11:00-1:30, and by appointment


PhD, Duke University

Lindsey Andrews

Senior Lecturer of Medicine, Health, and Society

Professor Andrews studies twentieth-century American literature and the intersections it reveals among medical practice, scientific knowledge production, and cultural conceptions of health. Her dissertation, “American Experiments: Science, Aesthetics, and Politics in Clinical Practices of American Literature,” examined the ways in which marginalized groups developed anti-normative experimental practices that transformed laboratory sciences, medical treatments, artistic productions, and social movements in the United States following World War II. She is currently at work on two projects that emerge from her dissertation: one on the ways in which the logics and captive bodies of the long War on Drugs (beginning around 1900) were central to the birth of Big Pharma and largely enabled by the Culture Industry, and another on the use, circulation, and reconfiguration of scientific and medical discourses among literary writers and mental health practitioners in the Black Diaspora from mid-century to the present.


  • American Literature
  • Cultural Studies of Science and Medicine
  • Critical Race Studies
  • Feminist Studies