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Awards and Honors
Excellence in Research and Creative Scholarship Award, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Virginia Tech. 2015.
Outstanding Dissertation Advisor, Social Sciences, Humanities, Education, and Business, Virginia Tech Graduate School. Spring 2014.
Outstanding Dissertation Advisor, Humanities, Business, and Social Sciences, Virginia Tech Graduate School. Spring 2010.
Mother’s Milk: Breastfeeding Controversies in American Culture. New York: Routledge, 2003.
Viral Mothers: Breastfeeding in the Age of HIV/AIDS. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2011.
Beyond Health, Beyond Choice: Breastfeeding Constraints and Realities. Edited by Paige Hall Smith, Bernice L. Hausman, and Miriam Labbok. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2012.
Lenny Grant, Bernice L. Hausman, Margaret Cashion, Nicholas Lucchesi, Kelsey Patel, Jonathan Roberts. “Vaccination Persuasion Online: A Qualitative Study of Two Provaccine and Two Vaccine Skeptical Websites.” Journal of Medical Internet Research 17.5 (May 2015): e133. DOI: 10.2196/jmir.4135. Web.
Bernice L. Hausman, Mecal Ghebremichael, Philip Hayek, Erin Mack., Mecal Ghebremichael, Philip Hayek, Erin Mack. “’Poisonous, Filthy, Loathsome, Damnable Stuff’: The Rhetorical Ecology of Vaccination Concern.” Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine 87 (2014): 403-16. Web.
Heidi Y. Lawrence, Bernice L. Hausman, Clare J. Dannenberg. “Reframing Medicine’s Publics: The Local as a Public of Vaccine Refusal.” Journal of Medical Humanities 35.2 (2014): 111-129. Special issue: Medical Rhetoric. Ed. Lisa Keranen. DOI: 10.1007/s10912-014-9278-4.
Bernice L. Hausman. “Breastfeeding, Rhetoric, and the Politics of Feminism.” Journal of Women, Politics, and Policy 34.4 (2013): 330-344. Special Issue: The Politics of Breastfeeding. Ed. Jennifer Lucas. (invited) DOI: 10.1080/1554477X.2013.835673.
An Epidemiology of Information: Data Mining the 1918 Influenza Pandemic. National Endowment for the Humanities, Digging Into Data Challenge. $123,778. PI E. Thomas Ewing. Co-PIs Bernice L. Hausman and Naren Ramakrishnan. In collaboration with Gunther Eysenbach, Toronto Centre for Global eHealth Innovation. January 2012-June 2014.
Blue Ridge Writing Project. National Writing Project. $35,000. PI Bernice L. Hausman. June 2011-June 2013.
Cumberland Plateau Health District Flu Vaccine Study. Virginia Department of Health. $28,000. PI Susan Marmagas, Co-PIs Bernice L. Hausman, Francois Elvinger, Clare Dannenberg. February-July 2011.
Bernice Hausman is a faculty affiliate in Women’s and Gender Studies, ASPECT, and Science and Technology in Society. She is also a professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, where she teaches a humanities course to second-year students and serves as an advisor to students interested in narrative medicine and the medical humanities. Her current research into vaccination involves qualitative ethnographic studies and a book about vaccine skepticism in the 21st century. She convenes the Vaccination Research Group (VRG; vaccination.english.vt.edu) at Virginia Tech, a collaborative, team-based, humanities research group including undergraduate and graduate student researchers. She is also interested in the role of the humanities in public culture and how to promote the humanities as a critical component of sustainable communities in the 21st century.