Dr. Rebecca Hayes Jacobs is the Wellcome Trust Mental Health Curatorial Research Fellow at The Graduate Center, CUNY’s Center for the Humanities. She is working on the New York City component of Wellcome’s next international cultural project, which will focus on mental health. She was the 2017-2019 Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of the City of New York, where she co-curated the exhibitions Germ City: Microbes and the Metropolis and Urban Indian: Native New York Now. Previously, Dr. Jacobs worked at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst on a nationwide ethnographic study of retirement insecurity and inequality. Dr. Jacobs received her PhD in American Studies from Yale University with a concentration in public humanities.

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