Liana DeMarco is a Postdoctoral Research Associate for the Yale School of Medicine and Slavery Project. She studies histories of medicine, race, labor, and business in the United States and the Caribbean. In May, 2022, she received her doctorate from the Department of History and the Program in the History of Science and Medicine at Yale. Before attending graduate school, Liana worked for the Office of U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and the Department of History at Harvard University.
In addition to her work for the YSM and Slavery Project, Liana is writing a book on the management of enslaved people’s health and the medicalization of their productivity on plantations in Louisiana and Cuba. She is also conducting preliminary research for a second book that will focus on employer-based health care, business education, and medical research in the twentieth century United States. Her writing can be found in the Journal of Southern History and the Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences.