Melissa Reynolds

Professor Reynolds is the Perkins-Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts and a Lecturer in History at Princeton University. She is a cultural historian of medieval and early modern Europe with broad research interests in the history of medicine and science, the history of gender and the body, and the history of material texts. In addition to developing and teaching ‘A History of Words’ with a ‘Magic Grant’ from the David A. Gardner ‘69 Magic Project, Professor Reynolds teaches courses on premodern medicine, gender, and the body in the History department. You can view more of her scholarly work at

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