In 2016, mid-career, Nell started a PhD program at Brown University in American Studies. She has advanced to candidacy and is working on her dissertation.

Mother. Nurse. Housewife. Maid: The Enduring Moral Politics of “Women’s Work” in America.

Fields of Study

  • Medicine, Health, and Disease in the U.S.
  • Women’s Care Labor
  • Old Age in America
  • Bioethics and the Media