Lisa Haushofer is a doctoral candidate in the Department of the History of Science at Harvard University. Her research interests lie at the intersection of the history of medicine, food, and capitalism.
While at Radcliffe, Haushofer is completing her dissertation on the history of nutritional consumer products in Britain and the United States. This project analyzes the interplay between nutrition science and the emergence of modern capitalism in an increasingly imperial and industrializing West and seeks to understand the effect of this interplay on conceptions of the body.
Haushofer holds an MD from Witten/Herdecke University, in Germany, and an MA from University College London. Before coming to Harvard, she worked as a resident physician at HELIOS Universitätsklinikum Wuppertal, in Germany. Her research has been supported by the Chemical Heritage Foundation, the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History at Duke University Libraries, and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University. She founded and coedits REMEDIA, a multiauthor blog showcasing high quality medical humanities scholarship in an accessible format.