McKenzie Wilbourne

McKenzie Wilbourne


  • United States History



  • BA, The University of Alabama, 2021

Research Interests

  • History of Science and Medicine in the 19th and 20th century
  • History of American Insane Asylums
  • Power and structure in Psychiatric Institutions
  • War Trauma and Memory

Current Projects

  • Understanding the lives of wives and children of Civil War veterans of whom were inflicted with “invisible wounds,” or psychiatric damage during the war — with a particular scope on union soldiers admitted to St. Elizabeth’s Insane Asylum in Washington D.C.

Awards and Honors

  • The University of Alabama National Alumni Association Fellowship, 2021