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Primary Discipline

Primary Discipline: 

  • Old HierarchyHistoryIntellectual
Secondary Discipline

Secondary Discipline: 

  • Old HierarchyPsychology


Susan Lanzoni is an historian of psychology, psychiatry and neuroscience in the modern period. She is interested in finding connections between sceince and literature and psychology and the arts. She earned a Ph.D. at the History of Science Department at Havard University, and also received a Masters of Theological Studies at Harvard Divinity School.  She is presently writing a book, contracted with Yale University Press on the history of the concept of empathy from German aesthetics of the late nineteenth century, to American psychology and neuroscience.

Current research areas: 

History of Science; History of Aesthetics, Psychology and Psychiatry;  Science and Literature

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