In general, most of my work centers on larger philosophical, sociological, and historical questions around the nexus of knowledge-making and political institutions. For this, I have a broad geographic and temporal interest: from anti-psychiatry during the Cold War, to disease entities in Georgian England to French bacteriology of the eighteenth century, as long as I can read source material, I am eager to pursue those research questions.
Nevertheless, despite this broader thematic interest, I most often find my home in the literature on science, technology, and medicine in Latin America.
Some of my current interests with respect to Latin American science, medicine and technology are as follows:
- Race and Medicine
- Professional Identity Formation
- National vs. International Science and the question of "Science at the Periphery"
- Folk Remedies vs. Biomedicine
- Health and the Welfare State
- Scientific Revolutions vs. Political Revolutions
My particular area of study is twentieth-century Mexico, particularly the immediate post-Revolutionary period and the Cárdenas administration. The period is fascinating for me in that it permits me to to address the central questions that draw me to the History of Medicine.