About me

Writer, historian, traveller, runner, musician. I live between Montreal, Canada and Tampere, Finland. I am the author or editor of 14 books of historical non-fiction, as well as dozens of articles, book chapters, and reviews. My books have been translated into ten languages. I've also written popular essays for Aeon Magazine , History Today , and Psychology Today . I'm chiefly known as an historian of emotions, experience, science and medicine, with special interests in pain, medical experimentation, and interdisciplinary engagement. I currently work as Senior Research Fellow at the Research Council of Finland Centre of Excellence in the History of Experiences (HEX), Tampere University. I have previously held positions at Bard College Berlin, Harvard University, McGill University, the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, and Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin. I have a PhD from the University of York and I'm a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the Finnish Historical