Adventures at the Intersection

Author and historian Dr. Brandy Schillace (skil-a-chay) researches the gap where science and story meet. Brandy works at the intersections of medicine, history, technology, and literature, exploring the fine line between the possible and the probable, desire and dread, can and should. Over the past decade, Brandy has served as an assistant professor of literature, the managing editor for a medical anthropology journal, and a senior research associate and public outreach for a medical history museum. Today, Brandy serves as Editor-in-chief of the Medical Humanities Journal, a publication co-owned by the Institute of Medical Ethics and the BMJ (London). The journal provides for an international conversation around medicine and its engagement with the humanities, social sciences, global health, and the public, because our greatest innovations appear at the crossroads of STEM and the humanities.

Brandy has delivered keynotes and public talks from New York to Oslo, Oxford to Beijing; she has appeared on Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum, the John Fugelsang Show, public radio and various podcasts.  In all her endeavors, Brandy seeks to uncover forgotten stories and unheard voices, the human story behind science and tech–because life happens at the intersections. Want to know more? Curriculum Vitae (or, excessively long resume)


Brandy’s current project (with Simon & Schuster) involves the bizarre true history of the first head transplant (see more on the press release). Meanwhile, CLOCKWORK FUTURES (Pegasus 2017), explores the science and history behind “dread tech,” steampunk science, and manufactured power, and DEATHS SUMMER COAT (2016) looks at what death and dying can teach us about life and living. Read more on the BOOKS page; reviews have appeared in Science Magazine, the New Yorker, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Boston Globe. 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:



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