Team

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Lukas Engelmann 

Principle Investigator

 

Chancellor’s Fellow and Senior Lecturer in the History and Sociology of Biomedicine at the University of Edinburgh. His research is concerned with the history of epidemiological reasoning in the twentieth century, for which he received this ERC Starting Grant in 2020. His first book, Mapping AIDS, was published with Cambridge University Press in 2018 and considers the visual and medical history of AIDS/HIV. He recently published a co-authored monograph with Christos Lynteris, Sulphuric Utopias, with MIT Press (open access) in 2020, which tells the technological history of fumigation and the political history of maritime sanitation at the turn of the twentieth century. 

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Gladys Kostyrka

Research Fellow

 

Philosopher and historian of the biological and medical sciences, her research first focused on viruses, controversies about their nature, the definition and origin of life (PhD dissertation, IHPST, Paris 1 University). As a post-doctorate scholar at the School of Social and Political Science (Edinburgh University), she investigates the various forms and challenges of transdisciplinarity in epidemiology throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, taking as a starting point the integration of anthropological approaches in the responses to Ebola epidemics from the 1970s until today.

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John Nott

Research Fellow

 

John’s background lies in the medical and economic history of contemporary Africa, with complementary interests in medical anthropology, STS, demography and epidemiology. John was trained at the University of Leeds, where his PhD focussed the history of nutrition and nutritional medicine in West Africa. Until recently, he was engaged as a postdoctoral researcher on Making Clinical Sense (www.makingclinicalsense.com), a historical-ethnographic study of the technologies used medical education, based at Maastricht University.’ 

Advisory Board

Susanne Bauer

Susanne Bauer

Professor at the University of Oslo Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture, with a focus on health data infrastructures, politics of categories, infrastructures and algorithms in epidemiology and environmental health.

Tamara Giles-Vernick

Tamara Giles-Vernick

Senior Researcher at the Institut Pasteur, leading a new research unit in Anthropology & Ecology of Disease Emergence.

Graham Mooney

Graham Mooney

Associate Professor at the Johns Hopkins University department for the history of medicine, and historian of public health, infectious disease surveillance, epidemiology and demography.