Deborah Schlein

2019 Graduate Fellow

2018 Graduate Assistant

Deborah Schlein

Deborah Schlein is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Near Eastern Studies. She works on the history of medicine in Mughal and colonial India with a focus on the reception of Arabic and Persian medical manuscripts. Her dissertation utilizes marginalia, ownership notes, and colophon information to explore the adaptations and developments of a traditional form of medicine practiced in South Asia called Yunani Tibb (“Greek Medicine” in Arabic). Deborah was excited to learn new, digital humanities approaches to present her own work and to hone her skills in public humanities and outreach initiatives.