Lara Musser

Preceptor, General Faculty

Bryan 140

Class Schedule: MW 2:00-3:15, 5:00-6:15, 6:30-7:45
Research interests: 19th century British, Victorian literature and science, history of science and medicine
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
“’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)



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