Sarah Mayo

Sarah Mayo, a fourth-year doctoral student in the Department of English, has been awarded the Social Science Research Council’s International Dissertation Research Fellowship funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for her dissertation project “Medical Practice, Medical Performance: Mountebanks in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century England.” This project draws on archival resources such as ballads, legal documents, advertisements, and more to historically position mountebanks or performing “quack” doctors in relation to the medical marketplace of early modern England. The International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) will facilitate on-site archival research in the United Kingdom for a tenure of 9-12 months. Research for this project is also supported by a Phi Kappa Phi Dissertation Fellowship, a Franklin College – University of Liverpool Short-Term Research Fellowship, a Renaissance Society of America – Bodleian Library Fellowship, a Newberry Library Fellowship, and the University of Georgia Graduate Dean’s Award.

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