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Matthew Newsom Kerr

Matthew Newsom Kerr is Associate Professor of History at Santa Clara University, specializing in the history of epidemic disease and cultural studies of the body and visuality. His first book, Contagion, Isolation and Biopolitics in Victorian London, was published by Palgrave in 2018. He is currently researching the cultural politics of smallpox and vaccination in the 18th and 19th Centuries.