Gabriel Lopes Anaya (2014-15)
Gabriel holds a bachelor’s degree in History and master’s degree in History and Spaces from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (Brazil). He was a PhD Candidate exchange student for one full academic year (2014/2015) from Fundação Oswaldo Cruz – FIOCRUZ (Rio de Janeiro). His research interests include the history of tropical diseases, transnational history and history of medical entomology. Gabriel’s dissertation examines the interplay between ecology, health policies and transnational history within the context of the malaria outbreaks caused by the A. gambiae, an African mosquito which arrived in Brazil in 1930. He is also interested in topics concerning anthropology (multispecies ethnography), philosophy (speculative realism), free software movement and science fiction.
Gabriel’s work at the Institute for the History of Medicine was supported by a Sandwich Doctorate scholarship provided by CAPES, a government agency linked to the Brazilian Ministry of Education in charge of promoting high standards for post-graduate courses in Brazil.
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