Julie Livingston is Professor of History, and Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University. She was named a MacArthur Fellow by the James D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in 2013. Livingston is a medical historian who combines archival research with ethnography to explore the care and treatment of individuals suffering from chronic illnesses and debilitating ailments in Botswana, a middle-income country with a system of universal health care. Drawing on her interdisciplinary training in anthropology and public health, Livingston augments the history of medicine with a history of emotions, spotlighting the bodily vulnerability of populations facing the challenges of twenty-first-century political and economic development. She is the author of Debility and the Moral Imagination in Botswana (2005), In Improvising Medicine: An African Oncology Ward in an Emerging Cancer Epidemic (2012) Julie Livingston received a B.A. (1989) from Tufts University, an M.A. (1992) and M.P.H. (1993) from Boston University, and a Ph.D. (2001) from Emory University. She was affiliated with the Federated History Department of the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers University, Newark (2002–2003), before joining the faculty of Rutgers University, New Brunswick, in 2003, where she was a professor in the Department of History.