Lance C. Thurner

I am a historian of science and medicine in Latin America. My research concerns the production of racial and medical knowledge in late-colonial and early national Mexico, in particular the role of indigenous communities and other subaltern actors in the circulation of knowledge between spaces in Mexico and Europe and North America. Through this work, I contribute to the wider efforts of historians to globalize the history of science and medicine by extending our notions of what constitutes scientific knowledge and who does science.

I earned my doctorate in History at Rutgers University and a Master of Arts in Oral History from Columbia University.

I can be reached at lancet (at)