Susan Hanket Brandt, Ph.D.

Susan Brandt

Susan Hanket Brandt, Ph.D.

Department of History

COLU 2040

Office Hours :

Thursdays 12:30 - 1:30 pm and by appointment

Susan Brandt received her undergraduate degree from Duke University and her PhD in History from Temple University in Philadelphia.  She completed a fellowship at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.  Brandt teaches courses in early American and United States history (History 1510 and 1520).  Her dissertation, "Gifted Women and Skilled Practitioners:  Gender and Healing Authority in the Delaware Valley, 1740-1830," was awarded the 2016 Lerner-Scott Prize for the best doctoral dissertation in U.S. Women's History by the Organization of American Historians.


Areas of Interest

  • Early America
  • Atlantic World
  • Women's and Gender History
  • History of Medicine, Healthcare, and Science

Courses Taught

  • HIST 1510: U.S.: Birth of a Nation, 1607-1789
  • HIST 1520: U.S.: Expansion and Division, 1789-1877 

Selected Publications

  • '"Getting into a Little Business':  Margaret Hill Morris and Women's Medical Entrepreneurship during the American Revolution." Early American Studies 13, no. 4 (2015):  774-807.
  • Home Remedies," Philadelphia Encyclopedia
  • "Marketing Medicine:  Apothecary Elizabeth Weed's Economic Independence during the American Revolution." In Women in the Era of the American Revolution, edited by Barbara Oberg and Rosemarie Zagarri. University of Virginia Press, Forthcoming in 2017.