Enya Calibuso


I received my dual degree – B.A. in Foreign Languages with a concentration in French and B.S. in Psychology with concentrations in Clinical and Forensic Psychology – from George Mason University, in 2019. As part of the Psychology Honors Program, I produced my honors thesis entitled, Who switches schools?: Child-level predictors of school mobility in middle school students, winner of Outstanding Honors Psychology Thesis and Best Overall Research and Scholarship Poster Presentation. I examined the effects of school mobility in relation to demographic variables, school readiness measures, and prior academic performance between those who do and do not switch schools. My thesis is now published as a scholarly article in the Journal of Child and Family Studies. Further, to gain greater insight on the historical cultures of medical ideology and the manifestation of psychological symptoms, I spent the following year as a French translator at the University of Michigan’s Encyclopedia of Diderot and d’Alembert Collaborative Translation Project; in addition to, working as a HelpLine Information and Referral Specialist at the National Alliance on Mental Illness. As a student at the University of Chicago, I hope to continue my deeply interdisciplinary work in analyzing the history of psychiatry and medicine through French literature.

Research Interests: history of psychiatry, psychoanalytic theory and literature, history of medicine and science, medical anthropology, military medicine, the libertine novel, cultural identity, colonial and postcolonial studies