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Christie Olek


M.A. in Medieval Studies: Fordham University, 2019
Thesis: “Apothecaries in Medieval London 1250-1500,” Mentor: Dr. Maryanne Kowaleski

B.A. cum laude in History (Departmental Honors): Saint Francis University (PA), 2015
Thesis: “Opposing Obstacles and Overcoming Opposition: The First Graduates of the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania (1850-1880),” Mentor: Dr. Lori Woods

Research Interests:
Social history of medicine, the healer-patient relationship, medieval hospitals, women and gender