Call for Bloggers: Medicine, Gender, and Race in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Call for Papers
December 1, 2017 to December 15, 2017
Subject Fields: 
Chicana/o History / Studies, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies, Mexican History / Studies, Spanish and Portuguese History / Studies, U.S. - Mexico Borderlands

Nursing Clio invites submissions on the history of medicine in Latin America and the Caribbean with focus on the intersection of race and gender in medical treatment, healing practices, and bodily experiences. We welcome blog posts (500 to 1200 words) on any time period (colonial histories are particularly welcome), but they must be accessible to a general audience. These essays will be published in a special series guest edited by Dr. Cassia Roth. Please send your pitch — a few sentences on your topic — and a CV to by December 15, 2017.

A Little About Us

We’re an open access, collaborative blog project that ties historical scholarship to current political, social, and cultural issues related to gender and medicine. Bodies, sexuality, health care, medical technology, and reproductive rights play central roles in both political debate and popular culture. Our tagline — “The Personal is Historical” — emphasizes the fact that these issues don’t develop spontaneously; they represent ongoing dialogues that reach far back into the past.

Nursing Clio provides a platform for historians, students, health care workers, community activists, and the public at large to analyze, discuss, and debate these kinds of connections between the present and the past. We do publish long-form, scholarly pieces, but we also want to focus on shorter, historically-informed responses to the world around us — current events, music, film, television, sports, and anything else that intersects with gender and medicine. We want, ultimately, to create a balance between fun conversations, political debate, and serious scholarship.

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