Supervisor: Dr. Pamela Swett
Sam specializes in Cold War medical history and international relations. Her dissertation focuses on how the fight against poliomyelitis fit into international and transnational relations between divided Germany and its occupiers between 1947 and 1965. “Medical relations” is a newer field in international relations, exposing the ways in which politics and ideology permeate supposedly “neutral” areas such as science and healthcare, and Sam looks forward to contributing to this discussion. Sam completed her B.A. (Hon.) here at Mac, and her MA at Western University.