Speak Your Piece: a podcast about Utah's history

Season 2 Ep. 4 (Part 2): Dr. Cassandra Clark, "Landscapes of the Mind"

November 02, 2020 Brad Westwood Season 2 Episode 4
Speak Your Piece: a podcast about Utah's history
Season 2 Ep. 4 (Part 2): Dr. Cassandra Clark, "Landscapes of the Mind"
Show Notes

Dr. Cassandra Clark is an adjunct professor at the Salt Lake Community College and is a Public History Marketing Content Coordinator for the Utah Department of Heritage and Arts. She completed her doctorate in American History at the University of Utah in August 2020. Her dissertation title is: “Landscapes of the Mind: The Brain, Space and Scientific Race Theories, and the Environment in the Intermountain West, 1840-1950.” Dr. Clark’s research focuses on western history, history of mental health, race, and scientific race theory.   

In today podcast we will be discussing Dr. Clark’s dissertation which focuses on the history of mental health in the interior western states; however we will try to focus, as much as possible, on the history of mental health in Utah.