Intersecting fields of study

Brandy Schillace, PhD, works at the intersections of medicine, history, technology, and literature. As an author, historian, and public intellectual, Brandy seeks to bring the unique stories of the past to life–for our greatest innovations and loftiest triumphs come most frequently from the arena where science and story meet, proving truth is often stranger (and more fascinating) than fiction.

Building Bridges

TEDx talkBrandy has worked with museums and cultural institutions worldwide. As both a writer/researcher and as Editor-in-chief of BMJ’s Medical Humanities Journal (London), Brandy travels extensively abroad to see unique collections and learn their stories. Through public engagement, she works to build bridges and reach new audiences, from television appearances and published books to talks, programming and outreach. She has appeared on Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum, Little Atoms Radio, the John Fugelsang Show and various podcasts. And she’s been in lots and lots of basements.

Across borders, beneath streets, and in the vaults of libraries and museums: it’s the stories that matter, the human story at the center of science, tech, and medicine.

Current Projects

Present research involves monkey brains and organ transplants, but Brandy’s most recent publication–CLOCKWORK FUTURES–explores the science and history behind “dread tech.” Read more about her trade press books on the BOOKS page. Reviews of her work have appeared in Science Magazine, the New Yorker, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Boston Globe. Brandy has been an invited speaker for the University at Buffalo, University College of Dublin, Manchester University, and the New York Academy of Medicine, and delivered keynotes and round tables in New York, Oxford, Oslo, and Beijing. Want to engage, book, or collaborate? See the list of projects below, and get in touch via the CONTACT page.

Represented by: Jessica Papin, Dystel, Goderich and Bourret Literary Management; and Kim Yau, Paradigm Talent AgencyPhotographer: Frank J Lanza.

Brandy ON AIR with John Fugelsang’s TELL ME EVERYTHING:


Portfolio of Recent Work and Work for Hire


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