I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Lyon G. Tyler Department of History at the College of William and Mary. A historian of early America, I specialize in the fields of intellectual and cultural history, the history of the book, the history of medicine and the body, the history of education, and the history of knowledge and scholarship. My dissertation, “Study Kill’d Him: Scholars and Their Bodies in Early New England,” brings intellectual history and the history of the body into dialogue with one another by exploring the ways in which the body mediated the acquisition and production of knowledge in early New England.