Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Lehrstuhl für Wissenschaftsgeschichte

Ph.D. Teri Chettiar

Ph.D. Teri Chettiar
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Einrichtung (OKZ)
Philosophische Fakultät → Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften → Wissenschaftsgesch. /Schwerpkt. Bild.u.Org.d.Wissens 19./20.Jhd.

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Teri Chettiar is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the History of Science Department at the Humboldt University. 



History, Northwestern University, August 2013 

“The Psychiatric Family: Citizenship, Private Life, and Emotional Health in Welfare-State Britain, 1945-1979”



History, University of British Columbia, 2005



History, McGill University, 2001


Research Interest

  • History of the Human Sciences
  • History of Psychiatry



Current Project

(coming soon)



“‘Looking as Little Like Patients as Persons Well Could’: Hypnotism, Medicine and the Problem of the Suggestible Subject in Turn-of-the-Century Britain,” Medical History, July 2012, Volume 56 (3), 335-354.


“Democratizing Mental Health: Motherhood, Therapeutic Community, and the Emergence of the Psychiatric Family at the Cassel Hospital in Post-WWII Britain,” History of the Human Sciences, December 2012, Volume 25 (5), 107-122.


Review of Frank C.P. van der Horst, John Bowlby: From Psychoanalysis to Ethology, in Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, October 2013, Volume 49 (4), 430-31.


Review of Marga Vicedo, The Nature and Nurture of Love: From Imprinting to Attachment in Cold War America, in Journal of the History of Biology, forthcoming