Job: VC2020 Lecturer in History
Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities
School/department: School of Humanities
Research group(s): History
Address: The Gateway, De Montfort University (DMU), Leicester, UK , LE1 9BH
T: +44 (0)116 207 8880
I am a historian of modern Central America, specialising in the role of scientific enquiry in Central America from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries. My research and teaching interests include Global History, Latin American History, History of Science (especially history of geography and cartography), and Environmental History.
I am currently working on two projects: the manuscript for a book which is based on my PhD dissertation, entitled "Science and Enlightenment in Central America: Visions of Useful Nature, 1770-1838", contracted to Cambridge University Press, and a new project entitled "Landscapes of Science in Central America, 1890-1840" on the intersections between environmental history, business history and history of science in Guatemala and Honduras. I have also published peer-reviewed journal articles in Colonial Latin American Review and Cuadernos de Historia Moderna.
History of Science, Latin American History (especially Central America), Environmental History
I hold a BA in Ancient and Modern History from Oxford, and an MPhil and PhD in History of Science from Cambridge. I have taught at the University of Pennsylvania, The Open University, and De Montfort University.
Conferences organised: Gender and Materiality in Latin American History (ILAS, London, 2016); Global Histories of Archaeology in the Field (ILAS, London, 2016); Nature and Knowledge in Latin America: New Historical Perspectives (ILAS, London, 2015).
Conference panel organised: People and Technology: Road-Building Across Three Continents (American Historical Association Meeting 2015, New York)
Presentations at conferences including:
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