Josh Kruchten is a current graduate student of Renaissance culture and history in Strasbourg, France and Bologna, Italy and will begin his PhD in English at NYU in Fall 2019.
Josh has previously studied at Northeastern University and the American University of Paris, and has held research positions at the Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center and Weill-Cornell Medical College. He has also been awarded funding for independent research at both Northeastern University and New York University. As a former researcher in cell and molecular biology, his research interests are far-ranging and interdisciplinary, with a growing interest in intersection points between early modern literature, art, philosophy, and science. He is particularly interested in the book as a material object and a history of reading and writing. Josh recently finished a thesis on beekeeping and book-keeping in early modern England, looking at how gender and early modern science intersect in “domestic” literature. Josh is currently preparing a thesis examining similar questions in previously unexamined sixteenth-century French and Italian texts, hopefully leading to the production of a critical edition.
In addition, Josh is deeply committed to social justice work at a local, national, and international level. He has volunteered as a translator, researcher, and outreach worker at AIDS Action Committee of Boston and the MALE Center, La Federación Argentina LGBT in Buenos Aires, and Le Kiosque in Paris. He was most recently the program coordinator for an HIV/AIDS educational initiative on behalf of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygeine.
Josh can be contacted by email here.
Last Updated: April 30, 2019