Professor Sharrona Pearl Talks About Her Book About Faces

What 19th-century Londoners Saw When Looking in the Mirror

Sharrona Pearl, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, reveals the way that physiognomy, the study of facial features and their relationship to character, shaped the way that people understood one another and presented themselves in nineteenth-century London in her book About Faces: Physiognomy in Nineteenth-century Britain.