In 2013, the McGovern Center started its Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in medical humanities and bioethics. Fellows work with the Center for two years and are provided with opportunities to apply the humanities to healthcare through teaching, research, and scholarship. Our fellows teach in Center electives, such as Introduction to Medical Humanities and Humanistic Elements of Medicine, facilitate small groups in ethics courses across the university, and develop their own courses, such as “Doctors in Medicine,” “Quackery in Medical History,” and “Lived Experiences of Illness.”

To date, the Center has welcomed six postdoctoral fellows, including one current fellow.

Current Fellow

Christine Wieseler


Christine Wieseler, MA, PhD
(University of South Florida)





Former Fellows

Alina Bennett Alina Bennett, MA, MPH, PhD
(The University of Texas Medical Branch)
Regional Ethicist, Kaiser Permanente
Dr. Keisha Ray Keisha Ray, PhD
(University of Utah)
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Texas State University
Woods Nash Woods Nash, MPH, PhD
(University of Tennessee)
Faculty, Medicine & Society Program, University of Houston
Claire Clark Claire Clark, MPH, PhD
(Emory University)
Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science, University of Kentucky
Ben Saxton Ben Saxton, PhD
(Rice University)
Faculty, Bard Early College in New Orleans