Martin Halliwell

Visiting Research Scholar
Office Phone
181 Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building

Martin Halliwell is Professor of American Thought and Culture at the University of Leicester, UK. He recently completed a term as Head of the School of Arts at Leicester (his second as head of school), where he has previously served as Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor International and Director of the Centre for American Studies. He has held visiting fellowships at the University of Oxford, University College London, and the University of Manchester, and he is currently a Guest Professor at Shanghai International Studies University. He is the author and editor of fifteen books in the fields of cultural and intellectual history, medical and health humanities, and transatlantic literature, film and music. His most recent publications include The Companion to the Politics of American Health (Edinburgh University Press, 2022) and American Health Crisis: One Hundred Years of Panic, Planning, and Politics (University of California Press, 2021), which won the 2022 British Association for American Studies Book Award. As a Princeton Visiting Scholar, he is working on the final monograph of a trilogy for Rutgers University Press that traces a cultural history of mental health in the United States since World War II. Following the first two volumes, Therapeutic Revolutions (2013) and Voices of Mental Health (2017), this third book, Transformed States: Medicine, Biotechnology, and American Culture, 1990–2020, examines the promise and peril of biotechnology for transforming American health, from the end of the Cold War to our current Covid and climate crises.