Fields of Study: Early Modern Europe, History of Science and Medicine
Office: Zulauf 612
Education: Ph.D., Indiana University, 2001
Current Research: My current research aims to tie early modern Spaniards into the larger intellectual movements of early modern Europe. One aspect examines a variety of medical debates in early modern Spain, including standards of education and training, the nature of and best treatment for several diseases including typhus and plague, and the best method for healing wounds. These all reflect larger questions that permeated Europe in this era, those of tradition versus innovation and book learning versus experience. A second project seeks to uncover specific intellectual networks that tied early modern Spaniards to their colleagues throughout Europe.
Teaching Interests: My teaching interests are broad, thus I have taught a wide variety of courses. Many of my courses fall within the early modern era of European history, but others carry me from the ancient world (history of science) to the current era (Western Civ, Modern World, Spain since 1475). I enjoy the broader perspective offered by working in a number of different eras and fields and work to bring those perspectives into the classroom.