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Hannah LeBlanc

I entered the PhD program in History in 2013, after receiving my Sc.B. in Neuroscience and Gender and Sexuality Studies from Brown University in 2012. My primary interests are the history and philosophy of gender, race, and science and the relationship between science and public policy. My dissertation focuses on military- and government-supported nutrition research during World War II and the Cold War. I examine the ways in which institutional, political, and cultural contexts shaped nutrition science, the relationship of science and policy, and the unintended consequences of research and policies on food inequalities.