Deirdre Cooper-Owens in “The Cancer Detectives” on PBS

Dr. Cooper-Owens participated in the PBS documentary, The Cancer DetectiveThe documentary follows the previously untold story of the war on cervical cancer.

Her research interests include the history of medicine, slavery, and women in the 19th century United States. She is currently working on a biography of Harriet Tubman that examines the revolutionary through the lens of disability and a monograph about the history of race, medical discovery, and the C-section.Associate professor of history, Deidre Cooper Owens