University of Wisconsin–Madison

Joshua Doyle-Raso

jdoyleraso@wisc.edu

Advisor: Pablo Gómez

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Biography

My interests are in the histories of medicine and public health in twentieth-century Latin America. My Master’s thesis explored the evolution of the Rockefeller Foundation’s partnership with Colombian officials, physicians, and engineers in combatting hookworm. Specifically, I am interested in how medical, public health, and technical communities can create and exacerbate socio-political conflict. More broadly, I am interested in questions of professional community formation and how publics engage with those communities; conflicting ideas of land use; American imperialism in Latin America and popular resistance to it; and the intersections between private capital, philanthropy, and state services.

Education

M.A., History and International Development Studies, 2018
B.A., History, McGill University, 2015

Field

  • History of Science, Medicine, and Technology

M.A. Title

  • “Enticement to Sanitation: The Rockefeller Foundation’s Anti-Hookworm Campaign in Colombia, 1919-1935”