Deborah Schlein

Graduate Assistant

photo of Deborah Schlein

B.A., Emory University, 2013

Deborah is a fifth-year graduate student in the department of Near Eastern Studies. She works on history of medicine in the Islamic world, with a focus on the reception of Arabic and Persian medical manuscripts in India. She works with marginalia in its many forms - textual notations, colophons, ownership notes, and other paratextual miscellany. In addition to her interests in the history of the book and the history of science, she is also interested in ways to use digital humanities in the public sphere, having worked in museum education and with Islamic art exhibitions previous to her time in graduate school.