John Mulligan

Lecturer in the Public Humanities
Affiliated Faculty
Research Interests: 

Dr. Mulligan works in the history of abstraction and the digital humanities. His work focuses on the intersections between art and science in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and the question of mediation in digital humanistic work. He has been published in Oxford's Notes and Queries, and has researched and lectured on the history of anatomy in partnership with the Texas Medical Center Library, to build a life-sized electronic anatomy atlas.

Teaching: 

Dr. Mulligan teaches the HRC's research practica in medical humanities and cultural heritage, as well as discussion-based courses:

Spring 16

HURC 211: 19TH CENTURY PSYCHOLOGICAL FICTION AND MEDICINE

Fall 16

HURC 430: HRC PRACTICUM IN HEALTH HUMANITIES

Spring 17

HURC 306: MEDICAL LEADERSHIP

HURC 430: HRC PRACTICUM IN HEALTH HUMANITIES

Fall 17

HURC 430: HRC PRACTICUM IN HEALTH HUMANITIES

Spring 18

HURC 430: HRC PRACTICUM IN HEALTH HUMANITIES

Bio: 

Dr. Mulligan received his B. A. in English Literature from Bates College with a minor in mathematics in 2006. From 2008-2015, he pursued a Ph. D. in English Literature at Brown University, focusing on British Romantic artists' and scientists' shared aesthetic concerns regarding the problem of abstraction.

He has taught at Brown University, the University of Rhode Island, and Rice University in the Humanities Research Center and the English Department.