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Sam Shapiro

M.A. Student

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B.A. Reed College, 2010

My M.A. seminar paper looks at the history of sex work, venereal disease control, and the interplay between medical knowledge, behavioral norms and state power in early 20th century Seattle. Seattle's program mirrored global trends in the medicalization and criminalization of social deviancy, trends that I hope to elucidate with methodologies drawn from the history of medicine, theories of the body, and the history of public health.