• B.A., Washington University in St. Louis
  • M.A. and Ph.D., UCLA


Whitney Arnold’s research and publications focus on self-narratives and autobiographical texts, theories of self-representation, narratives of health and illness, and literary history. Her current project explores autobiographical texts written in English and French across centuries and continents. She has a joint appointment in the Department of Medicine in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

Field of Interest

Literature and medicine; autobiographical texts; eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British and French literature and theory; digital humanities