Lance C. Thurner recently completed a PhD in Latin American History at Rutgers University with a dissertation addressing the production of medical knowledge, political subjectivities, and racial and national identities in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Mexico. He is broadly interested in the methods and politics of applying a global perspective to the history of science and medicine and the role of the humanities in the age of the Anthropocene.
Lance was recently named a National HWW Predoctoral Fellow for the Humanities without Walls consortium and is a regular contributor to the New Books Network podcast series on Science, Technology and Society.
Lance came to OHMA in 2008 after spending two years participating in the rebuilding process in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Building off that experience, his Masters Thesis addressed the possibilities for community-building and intersubjective exchange in the wake of climate change induced disaster.