Kylie Smith

Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Emory University
1520 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30322-4027

Kylie is an Assistant Professor and the Andrew W. Mellon Faculty Fellow for Nursing and the Humanities and works with the School of Nursing, the Center for Ethics, the Center for Human Health and the College of Arts and Sciences to build collaborations between nursing and the liberal arts.

Kylie teaches history, ethics, and critical theory in both the graduate and under graduate program, with a particular emphasis on the role of nurses in health care activism and social justice. Kylie's research is on the history of psychiatry, the role of nurses and the impact of the Civil Rights Act on psychiatric practices. She is currently completing a book entitled "Talking Therapy: Knowledge and Power in American Psychiatric Nursing" which will be published by Rutgers University Press in 2019. Her new project entitled "Jim Crow in the Asylum: Psychiatry and Civil Rights in the American South" examines the impact of the Civil Rights Act on the segregation practices of large state psychiatric hospitals in Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi.