Working Historians

Cassandra Clark - Public Historian, State of Utah, and Adjunct Instructor

December 16, 2020

Dr. Cassandra Clark teaches history at Southern New Hampshire University and Salt Lake Community College and is a public historian with the State of Utah’s Department of Heritage and Arts. In this episode, we will discuss Dr. Clark’s academic and professional background, her work with the State of Utah, and her research on the history of insanity and the environment in the American West, with discussions of eugenics, phrenology, and the changing scientific understanding of how the human brain works.

Recommendations Utah Department of Heritage & Arts, Salt Lake West Side Stories: Denver Public Library, “When the KKK Ruled Colorado: Not So Long Ago,” Janet Miron, Prisons, Asylums, and the Public: Institutional Visiting in the Nineteenth Century (University of Toronto Press, 2011), Carla Yanni, The Architecture of Madness (University of Minnesota Press, 2007), Timothy Tyson, Blood Done Sign My Name (Penguin Random House, 2004),

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