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Mary M. Mahoney
Digital Scholarship Coordinator
Phone: (860) 297-2146 Office Location: LITC 165
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Trinity College faculty member since 2018
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Degrees:
Ph.D., Univ. of Connecticut (2018)
M.A., Univ. of Connecticut (2012)
B.A., Trinity College (2009)

Mary Mahoney studies the histories of bibliotherapy, or the uses of books as medicine, in American history from the nineteenth century to the present. From her undergraduate years at Trinity College, she has explored what culture can tell us about the ways people in the past understood their worlds and their places within them. This drive has led her to study not only how people in the past imagined their books as medicine, but also to question what medicine and the humanities can learn from one another, and how digital tools can enhance our understanding of and appreciation for questions of what it means to be human.

She is currently at work on a history of bibliotherapy in the United States, and her research has also produced digital exhibits and projects in community archival creation through audio storytelling. She is the co-host of a podcast called American Girls which uses the American Girl series to examine American history and culture and has been reviewed in the NY Times.

Digital Exhibit. www.booksasmedicine.com