Simon Baatz

Simon Baatz

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PhD  -  University of Pennsylvania
AM    -  University of Pennsylvania
MSc  -  Imperial College, University of London
BA    -   University of York


Simon Baatz taught American Studies at universities in Britain after graduating from Penn with a PhD in the history of science.  He returned to the United States in 2000 to take up a research position in the history of medicine at the National Institutes of Health and subsequently taught at George Mason University as a visiting associate professor of history.  He is the author of three books, most recently, For the Thrill of It: Leopold, Loeb and the Murder that Shocked Chicago (HarperCollins, 2008; paperback, 2009), a finalist for the Edgar Allan Poe Award.   His forthcoming book, Girl on the Red Velvet Swing, is contracted for publication in 2018 by Little, Brown and Company.