Carolyn Day received her B.A. and B.S. from Louisiana State University, her M.Phil from the University of Cambridge, and her Ph.D. from Tulane University. Her dissertation, “Drop Dead Gorgeous: The Idealization and Feminization of Tuberculosis in England, 1780-1850,” analyzes the social space occupied by consumption (tuberculosis) during the late eighteenth and first half of the nineteenth century and its reciprocal impact on both the individual and the social body. The work focuses on the radical changes in the perception of the disease between 1780 and 1850 and how these perceptions became inextricably tied to contemporary concepts of beauty and fashion. Dr. Day teaches courses in British & European History as well as the History of Medicine. Her current research focuses on the individual experience of illness in 18th and 19th century Britain.