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Stephanie Gonzalez

Assistant Professor, History
Department of Liberal Arts


Ph.D, The Graduate Center, City University of New York


Areas of specialty include Latin American history and the history of medicine and public health.

Current Research

Dr. Gonzalez is currently conducting research on the history of national identity and vaccination in modern Cuba.

Vita Highlights

Publications include:

“The Value(s) of Education.” 2017. Semirosas Newsletter.

"The Cowpox Controversy: Memory and the Politics of Public Health in Cuba.” 2018. Bulletin of the History of Medicine. 92.1: 110-140.

Review of Madhouse: Psychiatry and Politics in Cuban History, by Jennifer L. Lambe. 2018. History of Psychiatry. 29.4: 496-497.

Currently preparing a book for publication on the history of smallpox vaccination and its role in Cuban identity formation.

Recent presentations include:

“With Humanitarian Zeal: Vaccination and the Licensed Healer in Nineteenth-century Cuban Folklore,” Southern Association for the History of Medicine and Science, Myrtle Beach, March 16-18, 2017.

“Professional Life on the Tenure Track,” The Graduate Center’s MAGNET Symposium, New York City, May 19, 2017.

“Talking About Diversity: A Roundtable with Students,” St. Louis College of Pharmacy, panelist. St. Louis, April 12, 2018.

“Needlers and Bleeders: Licensed Medicine in Nineteenth-Century Costumbrismo,” Yale Macmillan Center’s ‘Building Bridges Beyond Disciplines: Research on Cuba,’ New Haven, May 5, 2018.

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