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Christine Slobogin


  • Assistant Professor of Health Humanities and Bioethics
  • Joint Appointment in Art and Art History

G-7011C in Department of Health Humanities and Bioethics, URMC

Office Hours: By appointment


Research Overview

Research Interests

  • The medical humanities
  • Visual culture of plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Medical photography and photographic anonymity
  • Cartoons and visual humor
  • Ethics and emotions in medical visual culture
  • The body and the museum

Selected Publications

  • "''E's a funny doctor': Dickie Orpen and the Visual Humour of the Second World War Reconstructive Surgery Ward," in Juliette Pattinson and Linsey Robb, eds., British Humour and the Second World War: "Keep Smiling Through" (London: Bloomsbury, 2023), 111-135.
  • "'Something useful in a National sense': Percy Hennell's Surgical and Nationalist Colour Photography, 1940-1948," Visual Culture in Britain (2022): 1-19.
  • "Collecting Affect: Emotion and Empathy in World War II Photographs and Drawings of Plastic Surgery," Medical Humanities 48 (2022): 431-440.