Christy Sumich earned a B.A. (summa cum laude) in English in 1994 from Louisiana State University where she was also elected Phi Beta Kappa. She completed an M.A. in English from the University of New Orleans in 1997 and her Ph.D. in history from Tulane University in 2008.
Dr. Sumich’s research interests include cultural understanding of illness, the history of medicine, and early modern sexuality. She completed her dissertation, “Cultural Conception of Disease and the Medical Profession in Seventeenth-Century England” under the direction of Professor Linda Pollock.