Rachel Poliquin

Rachel Poliquin wrote her Ph.D. on seventeenth-century herbal medicine and the vacillations of English humors. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at M.I.T., engaged with all things taxidermy.

  • October 2008: Hunting the Windy Vapors
    The stomach is a cauldron that cooks foods in a half-fermented sauce—and other eighteenth-century theories of digestion.
    November/December 2007: The Visual Erotics of Mini-Marriages
    At the heart of every mock wedding is the simultaneous yearning to coddle and to dominate. Especially during the kitten weddings.
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