Oriana Walker

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (Jan 2017-Jun 2017)

PhD, Harvard University

Oriana was awarded her PhD at Harvard University in 2016. Her research and teaching interests are the History of Medicine and the Body (sixteenth to the twenty-first century), Historical Epistemology, History and Anthropology of East Asian Medicine, and History of the Mind Sciences. The subject of her doctoral thesis was “The Breathing Self: Toward a History of Respiration.” She was twice awarded the Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching.


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A Cultural History of Breathing