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Melissa Littlefield


Primary Affiliation

Mechanisms of Cognitive Control


Status Affiliate Faculty

Home Department of English

Phone 244-1835



  • Research

    Dr. Littlefield's professional interests include Body Studies, Cultural Studies, Science and Literature, Feminist Science Studies and Technology and Modernity. Her research focuses on cultural and historical aspects of scientific knowledge production, particularly in neuroscience and the forensic sciences. Her book, “The Lying Brain: Lie Detection in Science and Science Fiction” was published by the University of Michigan Press (spring 2011).