Emma Verstraete

 Emma Verstraete

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BA- Lindenwood University, 2016. Anthropology, Archaeology emphasis and a minor in Psychology. University Honors and cum laude. 

Research Interests

  • Historical archaeology
  • Patent Medicine
  • Consumer Studies

Research Description

I study patent medicine and consumer studies, particularly in Springfield Illinois. I focus my questions on how the rise of advertising and 'the death of expertise' led to the booming patent medicine market during the Gilded Age and what type of impact culture and tradition had on consumer choice.