Teri Chettiar

Teri Chettiar is a Collegiate Assistant Professor in the Social Sciences Core at the University of Chicago.

She has published articles in History of the Human Sciences, Medical History, History of Psychology, and the Journal of British Studies and is completing a manuscript entitled, “The Psychiatric Family: How Private Life Became Political in Welfare-State Britain.” Her current book project examines how a post-WWII revolution in British psychiatry transformed both democratic welfare politics and what counted as emotional health­—and, more surprisingly, how the two came to be seen as deeply interconnected.

Her research engages modern European histories of childhood and the family, medicine and psychology, and social development politics to forge a new understanding of how emotional health and wellbeing came to be a core feature of modern democratic citizenship.

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