University of Wisconsin–Madison

Professor Pablo F. Gómez garners UW ‘First Book Award

November 2014


Hearty congratulations to Assistant Professor Pablo F. Gómez, History of Science and Medical History and Bioethics, who has received a 2014-15 “First Book Award” from the UW Center for the Humanities. Pablo’s book, titled Wondrous Bodies: The Early Modern Caribbean and the Imagination of the World, builds on his extensive research into the history of medicine and corporeality in the early modern African and Iberian Atlantic worlds.

About this award, “The Center’s First Book Award is funded by a short-term humanities programming grant from the A.W. Mellon Foundation. The First Book program is open to all tenure-track, junior faculty in the humanities and interpretive social sciences with manuscripts that are near completion, but still in a position to benefit from review. The goal is to turn solid and promising manuscripts into first-rate books.” Please visit the UW Center for the Humanities website to learn more information about this well-deserved accolade.