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Molly Nebiolo

Ph.D. in History

Molly Nebiolo is a doctoral candidate in the world history program with a B.A. in history and biology from Butler University. She is interested in how early colonial perceptions of the body influenced the construction of urban landscapes and how urban space shaped the understanding of health in return. Most of her work centers around the Anglo- and French- Atlantic world during the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Some of the questions that drive from her work are who had a right to be healthy in colonial urban places and what constitutes “urban” in a period before cities were constructed? She also considers herself a digital historian and has completed the graduate certificate in digital humanities offered at Northeastern. She is now most interested in how digital skills are incorporated into classroom teaching and how to visualize and represent early colonial spaces using digital tools. Molly’s experiential learning experience at Northeastern University has enabled her to connect her research with direct experience in academic and non-academic positions.

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Molly’s Path

“The experiences I’ve had outside of my PhD program — and at international conferences — have influenced the way I look at the field of history and the type of work I can pursue with my degree. The faculty at Northeastern have assisted me to seek out these opportunities, and they have helped me to grow as an academic.”

Cohort: 2017

Research Interests: North American and Atlantic world history; colonialism in world history; history of science; history of public health; spatial history; digital history

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