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Professor Lauren Kassell

Professor Lauren Kassell

Professor of History of Science and Medicine

(On research leave in 2018-19)


Fellow of Pembroke College

Lauren Kassell holds a BA in Sociology and Social Anthropology from Haverford College; an MSc in Economic and Social History, University of Oxford; and a DPhil in History from the University of Oxford. She came to Cambridge as a research fellow at Pembroke College in 1998, then took up a lectureship in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science in 2000. She was a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 2003-4. She is Director of The Casebooks Project (2008-19) and one of the co-applicants of the Wellcome Trust Strategic Award on Generation to Reproduction (2004-14). She was a founding director of the MPhil in Health, Medicine and Society that launched in 2017. She is the historical consultant for Astrologaster, a story-driven comedy game inspired by Simon Forman's casebooks due for release on iOS, PC and Mac in May 2019. She will be a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, in May 2019 and a distinguished visiting professor in the Department of History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University from January to June 2020.

Professor Lauren Kassell on the HPS Department website


History and Philosophy of Science:
Professor of History of Science and Medicine (on leave 2018-19)