Rowan Hildebrand-Chupp

BA: Reed College, Psychology, 2013

Research Interests: Science and technology studies, sociology of psychiatry, historical sociology, social movements

Twitter: twitter.com/rowan_hc  

I study the politics of psychiatric knowledge and classification, focusing on the interactions between mental health professionals, sexual/gender minority communities, and government institutions in the United States since 1940. My research uses an interdisciplinary approach to study the moral/ethical values underlying the definition of mental disorder in the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

I am also interested in pragmatist philosophy as an approach to historical sociology and to transfeminist science studies.