Congratulations to Professor Pablo Gómez, a recipient of the 2021-2022 H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship! The Romnes Fellowship recognizes and supports tenured faculty and their research.
Professor Gómez holds a joint appointment in the Department of History and the Department of Medical History & Bioethics here at UW-Madison. His work examines the history of health and corporeality in the early modern world, with a particular focus on Latin America, the Caribbean, and the African Diaspora. His first book, The Experiential Caribbean: Creating Knowledge and Healing in the Early Modern Atlantic (University of North Carolina Press, 2018), explores belief making and the creation of evidence around the human body and the natural world in the early modern Caribbean. He is currently working on a history of the quantifiable body and the development of novel ideas about risk, labor, and disease that appeared in Atlantic slave markets during the seventeenth century. He is also actively involved in projects of digital archival preservation in Colombia, Cuba, and Brazil.
Read more about the award at UW-Madison Research News.