Melissa Littlefield, Ph.D., Professor ▼

Melissa Littlefield, Ph.D.


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(217) 244-1835

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(217) 244-7322

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Ph.D., English and Women's Studies, The Pennsylvania State University, July 2005

Research and Professional Interests

Dr. Littlefield's professional interests include Body Studies, Cultural Studies, Science and Literature, Feminist Science Studies and Technology and Modernity. Her research focuses on cultural and historical aspects of scientific knowledge production, particularly in neuroscience and the forensic sciences. Her book, “The Lying Brain: Lie Detection in Science and Science Fiction” was published by the University of Michigan Press (spring 2011).
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