McKenzie Wilbourne

McKenzie Wilbourne


  • United States History



  • BA, The University of Alabama, 2021

Research Interests

  • 19th Century Medicine and American Insane Asylums
  • Power and structure in Psychiatric Institutions
  • War Trauma; history of emotions and memory

Current Projects

  • Understanding the lives of wives and children of mentally ill Civil War veterans — 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