Faculty & Staff

Olivia Weisser, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of History, College of Liberal Arts Acting Graduate Program Director
  • Telephone: 617.287.6865
  • Office Location: McCormack Hall 4-223

Areas of Expertise

Professor Weisser’s research interests include early modern Britain, the history of health and healing, and the history of gender and sexuality. She teaches courses on early modern European history, Western Civilization, and the history of medicine.


PhD (History of Medicine) Johns Hopkins University
BA (History) Wesleyan University

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Fall 2015 Office Hours: TTh (11 a.m.-12 p.m.) and by appointment

I joined the History Department at the University of Massachusetts Boston in 2012, after earning a PhD from Johns Hopkins University in 2010 and teaching in the writing program at Princeton University for two years. My research focuses on health, healing, and the body in early modern England. I recently finished a book that examines the ways gender shaped patients' perceptions in the seventeenth century and am in the early stages of new research on the history of venereal disease.

Professor Weisser's CV