Education professor Liane Brandon has been involved in film and television production for many years, but one of her stills from a “Nova” production about Typhoid Mary appeared on the cover of TV Week in the Sunday Boston Globe on Oct. 10.
Brandon served as the still photographer for “The Most Dangerous Woman in America,” which aired on PBS on Oct. 12. The documentary traced the case of Mary Mallon, an Irish-born domestic servant who was linked to a series of typhoid fever cases in the New York area in 1906-07. Labeled a “healthy carrier” of the typhoid bacillus, Mallon was taken into the custody of public health officials and isolated from the general population for much of the rest of her life.
Brandon is a faculty member in the Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies.