Katherine Sorrels

Katherine Sorrels received a BIAAS grant to research Jewish physicians and therapists who fled Nazi Vienna for Scotland, where they founded what would become a global network on intentional communities that cared for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.Her project examines this network, called the Camphill movement, in the context of Austrian medical history and the history of Viennese research on autism in particular. She will conduct research at archives located in Aberdeen, London, and Vienna.

Katherine Sorrels received her Ph.D. in History at the University of Pittsburgh and is currently Associate Professor of History and Affiliate Faculty in Judaic Studies at the University of Cincinnati.