Professor of the History of Science
Professor Gabriela Soto Laveaga’s interests are history of science, knowledge production, circulation of knowledge, history of medicine and public health. She is currently finishing a book project which examines public health and social movements in 1960s Mexico City. Her next research project examines the scientific connections between Mexico and India in the mid-twentieth century. She has a forthcoming publication entitled Rural Health Care and Politics in 1970s Mexico. Her most recent publication, Jungle Laboratories: Mexican Peasants, National Projects, and the Making of The Pill (Duke University Press, 2009), was the winner of the 2010 Robert K. Merton Best Book Award in Science, Knowledge and Technology from the American Sociological Association.