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Alison Butler
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  • Description: Alison Butler is a social and cultural historian currently pursuing a postdoctoral fellowship in the department of Philosophy at Memorial University of Newfoundland, examining how contemporary developments in science affected the evolution of Victorian occultism. This program of research will explore how occultists attempted to make their field more “scientific” in response to the rise of scientific naturalism and how the resulting refashioned form of occultism proved to be more conducive to association with the emerging science of the mind, psychology.

    Butler previously was lecturer at St. Francis Xavier University, Canada, and has received fellowships from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Rothermere Foundation.