Fay Bound Alberti is a reader in history at the University of York and the co-founder of the Centre for the History of Emotions at the Queen Mary University of London. She has published extensively on the histories of emotion, medicine, gender and the body. Her books include Matters of the Heart: History, Medicine and Emotion (2010), This Mortal Coil: The Human Body in History and Culture (2016) and A Biography of Loneliness: The History of an Emotion (2019).