Crandall University is pleased to announce that there is a new face in the History department. Dr. Mark Lee comes to Crandall with a DPhil from the University of Oxford (UK), where he just completed a postdoctoral research position at Wolfson College.
Fun fact for fans of Narnia: while at Oxford, Dr. Lee and his wife Carley had the opportunity to live in C.S. Lewis’ former home
His research focuses on madness, medicine, and religious identities in Britain, Europe and America in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It looks at how faith communities and medical practitioners across the Atlantic world responded to behaviours that were considered eccentric, disordered, or just plain whacky. Just as importantly, it looks at how (alleged) mad-people, including asylum patients, wrote about their own experiences.
This fall, Dr. Lee will be exploring madness in British society with Crandall students, from the madness of King Lear, through the experience of patients at Bedlam (which was a real hospital in London), to the psychiatrist’s couch.
Prior to his studies at Oxford, Dr. Lee earned an MA from Regent College (Vancouver, BC) and a BA from Columbia Bible College (Abbotsford, BC).
Welcome to Crandall University, Dr. Lee!