Emese Lafferton

Assistant Professor, Central European University

Emese Lafferton is a historian of science and medicine in the Department of History at Central European University. She previously held research fellowships and taught at the Universities of Cambridge and Edinburgh. Her research explores medical and scientific traditions in Central and Eastern Europe, focusing on biopolitics, the history of ‘racial sciences’ and psychiatry in the Habsburg empire and its successor states in the 19th and 20th centuries. Her publications include a monograph entitled Hungarian Psychiatry, Society and Politics in the Long 19th Century released by Palgrave Macmillan later this year and an edited volume Race, Science and Medicine in Central and Eastern Europe around 1900 (Thematic issue of East Central Europe, 2016/1-2). She is member of the Editorial Board at the European Journal for the History of Medicine and Health (Brill).