Lara Musser

Preceptor, General Faculty

Bryan 140

Office Hours: R 2:30-4:30 in the Nau Hall Atrium, by appointment.
Class Schedule: TR 9:30-10:45, 5:00-6:15, and 6:30-7:45.
Research interests: 19th century British, Victorian literature and science, history of science and medicine
 
Education:
 
B.A. Florida State University, 2011
M. A. University of Virginia, 2015
Ph.D University of Virginia, 2019
 
Professional projects
 
Assistant curator: "UVA Health System: 200 Years of Learning, Research, and Care" Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library July 2018-January 2019
 
Guest curator: "Assistants to Nature: Midwives, obstetricians, and the medical turn" Claude Moore Health Sciences Library (forthcoming)
 
Conferences, Seminars, and Academic Institutes
 
Presenter:
 
“’Our fellow-existers’: The preserves of feeling in the scientific lecture” NAVSA 2017, “Victorian Preserves” (Banff, AB, Canada)
 
“Scientific fellows and fellow-feeling in the late-Victorian science lecture” Dissertation presentation September 2017, University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
 
“’She is ever shaping new forms’: Romancing the boundaries of nature in Nature magazine” Victorians Institute 2016 “Victorian STEAM” (Raleigh, NC)
 
“’Rock a my soul’: Romantic mediation and popular geology” UVA Graduate Conference, 2016 (Charlottesville VA)
 
“’Breathe Deep, Seek Peace’: Dinotopia as Robinsonade and the scientific empire” ICFA 35 2014 (Orlando, FL)

 

Respondent:

Commemorative naming practices and early 20th century eugenics at UVA, Institute of the Humanities and Global Culture “Inflammatory Objects,” 2018 (Charlottesville, VA)

 

Academic seminars and institutes:

Cardiff ScienceHumanities International Summer School, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom, May 2018