Amparo Sánchez Cobos, Ph.D. (Universitat Jaume I, España) - Post-Doctoral Fellow in History
Amparo is a specialist in Cuban social and political history, currently completing a study of anarchist worker groups in Cuba in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Mauricio López-Ruiz, M.A. (Universidad de Costa Rica) – candidate for Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Windsor
Mauricio is a research fellow at the Social Research Institute and Professor of the School of Sociology at the University of Costa Rica in Central America. His research interests are Public Health, Social Inequalities and Poverty.
Steven Malone - candidate for M.A. in History, University of Windsor
Steve's research focuses on the history of human and medical genetics in Canada from approximately 1945 to 1975. Medical genetics, which refers to the science of heredity as it applies to health and disease, evolved from a relatively obscure practice to an indispensible component of professional medicine during the period under investigation. Since this time, genetics has come to dominate the contemporary public discourse on disease. By examining scientific and medical journals, popular print media, public health notices and educational materials, Steve tries to elucidate the process by which this transformation occurred.
Malinda Shaw– candidate for M.A. in History, University of Windsor
Malinda is examining the eighteenth-century English conversion narrative, The Life of the Reverend Mr. George Trosse. This description of Trosse’s life leading up to and including his experience of unreason ( i.e. considered demonic possession) reveals how he perceived his own condition and how his understanding correlates to contemporary ideologies.
Juan Pablo Crespo Vázquez, B.A. in Political Science, University of Windsor
Juan Pablo is processing the Santos Fernández clinical notebooks database and a variety of multimedia health communication projects.
Danieli Arbex, J.S.D. (Universtiy of Illinois) – Visiting Scholar (2008-2009)
Danieli is J.S.D. (Juris Science Doctoral) at the College of Law, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her fields of research are Law and Economics and Intellectual Property, in particular, Pharmaceutical Patents. For her dissertation, she proposed a complementary system to overcome the problem of insufficient research and development (R&D) on drugs for diseases concentrated mainly in low-income countries, but with significant effects to developed countries. Her research explored how some innovative policies might encourage the development and distribution of new pharmaceuticals to address neglected diseases, such as malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. Intellectual property rights and international legal norms are key features of the proposed system. As part of her research, Danieli also studied the Disability Grant Systems for HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa.
Sebastian Normandin, Ph.D. (McGill University) - Post-doctoral Fellow (2008-2009)
Sebastian is Ph.D. in History at McGill University and his dissertation was on the neglected field of vitalism in nineteenth-century France. He also has written on the history of eugenics in Quebec employing a comparative method there that has been a pioneering hallmark of his mentor, Dr. George Weisz.
Nicolina Baccari, M.A. in History, University of Windsor (2006-2008)
Nicolina examined the venereal disease campaigns in Toronto from 1960 to 1975. In the early Cold War period, the family was promoted as the base of capitalist democracy. This ideal was still around in the 1960s, and those who were having sex outside of this ideal were the ones who were targeted by the venereal disease campaigns. She used newspaper articles, committee reports, education materials, and venereal disease program materials in order to examine the health official, the public official, and the general public’s perception of venereal disease.
Melissa Baker, M.A. in History, University of Windsor (2006-2007)
Melissa worked on oral history of Mayan midwifery in Cakqhiquel communities of Chimaltenango, Guatemala.
Nadine Blacklock, M.A. in History, University of Windsor (2006-2008)
Nadine studied the Religious discourse and the public health campaign against the 1832 cholera epidemic in Montreal.
Edward Cervini, LLB, University of Windsor (2006-2009)
Edward examined the incorporation of germ theory into legal decisions through a n examination of the suit brought against the city of Kingsville by a victim of the typhoid epidemic of 1927.
Melissa Valentik, Bachelor of Arts and Sciences, University of Windsor (2006-2007)
Melissa worked on diphteria inmunization programs in the city of Windsor, Ontario, in the 1920's and 1930's.