Dr Anna Katharina Schaffner

Email: annakatharina@hubbubresearch.org

My field is Comparative Literature and Medical Humanities.

I am currently writing a cultural history of exhaustion (contracted for publication with Columbia University Press), and I am interested in burnout, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, neurasthenia, nervousness and melancholia, as well as in general theories of human energy, mind/body dynamics and the impact of culture and diagnostic labels on illness experience.