Vicki Daniel

Instructor

Dr. Daniel is an historian of American medicine and the body, with specific interests in the practices centered on the dead body. Her current research focuses on the history of disaster victim identification in the United States in the late nineteenth and early-twentieth century. This project explores how objective scientific perspectives on the unidentified dead came to gain authority over the subjective views held by victims’ family and friends, particularly through the use of new visualizing technologies that abstracted the corpse into forms of data.