Alicia Puglionesi

Writer, historian, Baltimore resident.

I study the history of knowledge-making and mystery in the human sciences. My first book is Common Phantoms: An American History of Psychic Science (2020); it explores questions of faith and doubt, reality and deception, that underpin the field of parapsychology. Other writing, scholarly and journalistic, deals with mediumship, haunting, and memory in the American landscape.

I work as an adjunct professor in the medical humanities, as a researcher and curator, and in the production of poems.

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