Kathryn Heintzman

Research, 2016, Grantee Link >

With her CAF grant, Kit Heintzman, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of The History of Science at Harvard University, conducted two months of archival research in France, studying how competing medical theories (vitalism and mechanism) understood and affected animal suffering, illness, and experience through the interventions of physicians and veterinarians.

2020 Updates:
Kathryn completed her CAF-funded research project and published it in 2019. In 2016, she received the Dan David Prize, which recognizes and encourages innovative and interdisciplinary research that cuts across traditional boundaries and paradigms. She is now a research fellow and lecturer at Harvard University in the Department of the History of Science, with her work arguing the foundation of the first veterinary schools in 1760s France was the beginning of a new type of multispecies governance at the dawn of European nationalism.