History of the body, disability, ethnic and folk medicine, integrative and alternative medicine, ophthalmology, plastic surgery, dermatology, medical technology, prosthetics and rehabilitation, sexuality; visual and material culture, ephemera.
Ott, Katherine. 2018. "Material Culture, Technology and the Body in Disability History." in Oxford Handbook of Disability History, edited by Rembis, Michael, Kudlick, Catherine, and Nielsen, Kim E., 125-139. Oxford University Press.
Ott, Katherine. 2016. "The Iron Lung in History and Cultural Memory." in Engaging Smithsonian Objects through Science, History, and the Arts, edited by Arnoldi, Mary Jo., 195-205. Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press.
Ott, Katherine. 2015. "Prosthetics." in Keywords for Disability Studies, edited by Adams, Rachel, Reiss, Benjamin, and Serlin, David., 140-143. New York University Press.
Ott, Katherine. 2013. "Using Science to Parse the Body: Some Artful Methods for Learning Medicine." in Analyzing Art and Aesthetics, edited by Goodyear, Anne Collins and Weitekamp, Margaret A., 2-16. Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press.
Ott, Katherine. 2010. "Collective Bodies: What Museums do for Disability Studies." in Re-Presenting Disability: Activism and Agency in the Museum, edited by Sandell, Richard, Dodd, Jocelyn, and Garland-Thomson, Rosemarie., 269-279. Routledge.
Ott, Katherine. 2010. "Contagion, Public Health, and the Visual Culture of Nineteenth Century Skin." in Imagining Illness: Public Health and Visual Culture, edited by Serlin, David., 85-107. University of Minnesota Press.
Ott, Katherine., curator(s). 2019. "Illigal to Be You: Gay History Beyond Stonewall." .