Lianne Habinek is the author of The Subtle Knot: Early Modern British Literature and the Birth of Neuroscience (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2018). Her work has appeared in the journals Textual Practice, Shakespeare, and Configurations, as well as in essay collections.
She has received fellowships from Wellesley College, Yale University's Medical Library, and the Huntington and Folger Shakespeare Libraries.
Her undergraduate work, in literature and in neuroscience, was at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; her graduate work was at King's College, Cambridge and Columbia University.
Her research interests are in 17th and 18th century British literature and natural philosophy, book history, and the history of (neuro)science.
Most recently she was an Assistant Professor at Bard College. She is currently a fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study of the University of Strasbourg (2019-2021).