Bellagio Residents/

Julie Fairman

May 2022 Cohort

Bellagio Residency: May 2022

Project: “Health Care as a Civil Right: Building Citizenship through Nurses’ Activism in the Caribbean and the United States”


Julie A. Fairman is a pioneering historian of nursing. She forged a new paradigm of inquiry by conceptualizing nursing as a key analytical category for understanding the history of health care and health policy. Along with collaborator Karen Flynn, Fairman came to Bellagio in May 2022 to work on a project to examine Caribbean and American nurses’ activism during the colonial, post-colonial, and civil rights era (1940-1980). Fairman is the Endowed Nightingale Professor in Honor of Nursing Veterans at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.

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