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Prof. Jaipreet Virdi awarded the prestigious Hughes Prize

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​Prof. Virdi teaches courses on disability history and the history of science and medicine.​

​Jaipreet Virdi, assistant professor of history, has been awarded the prestigious Hughes Prize from the British Society for the History of Science for her book Hearing Happiness: Deafness Cures in History. The prize is awarded every two years for best general and accessible book on the history of science. Calling the book “marvellous,” the jury for the prize said it “won over the judges by its unique mixture of personal insight and perceptive historical analysis of a fascinating and understudied topic – the development of technology to cure deafness” in the United States and the United Kingdom.​

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